Water Smart Home Sensors [and Why Every Home Needs One]

Owning a home is one of the biggest financial investments many of us will make in our lifetime. Suffice it to say, we’ll do anything in our power to protect our investment through maintenance, upkeep, great insurance policies, and top-notch security systems. 

Still, one commonly overlooked aspect to owning a home is the potential for water leaks and the cost, damage, and health hazards they can cause inside those beloved four walls.

For instance, nearly 10% of homes in the United States have leaks wasting 90+ gallons of water each day, with toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaky valves the most common culprits. What’s more, insurance industry research found that 14,000 U.S. homeowners experience a water damage emergency at home or work every day, and 98% of all basements will suffer from some type of water damage thanks to things like a failed sump pump or loose washing machine connections.

Luckily, we live in the 21st century where smart home sensors keep an unwavering watchful eye on our homes, helping us work smarter, not harder, to protect our investments.

Water Smart Home Sensors & Detection Systems

We have Bluetooth-enabled cameras watching the door, voice-activated boxes to answer our questions, and now, water leak detectors to stop leaks throughout the home. Considering the fact that five homes in the United States experience a flood from a bursting pipe every minute, adding leak detectors and water monitor systems to your arsenal of smart home protection devices only makes sense.

Not totally convinced yet? No worries, we’ve got six more reasons why a smart home water detector system belongs in your home.

6 Reasons You Need a Water Leak Detection System

1. Save Money By Identifying & Stopping Leaks

    Who doesn’t love saving money? Whether it’s by clipping coupons for groceries or identifying and fixing costly leaks, money saved is money earned, and a water leak detection system can manage the latter. In fact, detecting even small leaks can save homeowners roughly 10% on their water bill, if not more.

    2. Prevent Major Home Structural Damage

    We’ve all heard the horror stories about coming home and finding the basement, mud room, bathroom, or kitchen submerged in water. And even though the average home insurance claim for water damage is $10,234, it doesn’t account for the time and effort you put in trying to clean it all up or the potential long-term structural damage it could cause if not taken care of properly.

    So we have to ask, why take the gamble when you can just get a smart home water leak system that can prevent this nightmare from ever happening? 

    3. Prevent Hazardous Mold Growth

      Aside from water leaks, mold is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Generally, mold infestations occur after floods or water damage and can cause severe allergic reactions and chronic illnesses, infections, and more. To make matters worse, mold caused by leaks often goes undetected, hiding out in walls, crawl spaces, leaking roofs, and areas with poor circulation. When you stop leaks at the source, you significantly reduce the chance for mold to grow and make you and your family sick.

      4. Reduce Home Insurance Premiums

        Did you know that a smart home water leak detection system can actually reduce home insurance premiums? It’s true! Because water damage is one of the most common insurance claims, many home insurance companies offer rebates for homeowners who utilize the ingenious solutions home leak detection systems provide, giving homeowners the potential to save hundreds of dollars per year. It’s like a return on investment, for your investment.

        5. Control Your Home’s Water

          From app-controlled water shut-offs to 24/7 leak monitoring and detection, today’s smart home water leak detection systems give homeowners complete control over their water. Todays’ systems allow you to monitor any leak-prone area in the home, or just the major ones that keep you up at night, all with the comfort of knowing you’ve got control over your home’s water even when you’re not there.

          6. Gain Peace of Mind

            Gone are the days of searching for drips, and scouring the internet for tips on How to Avoid Water Leaks in Your Home. With a smart home water sensor kit, you’ll be able to sit back and relax knowing you’ve got round-the-clock supervision on your pipes and major household appliances in the event of a leak. And yes, that also means you can go on vacation and not worry about coming home to water damage.

            In today’s technology-driven world, equipping your home with the latest and greatest smart home sensor technology is one of the most sound investments a homeowner can make to protect the place they love the most. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner looking to “do it right,” or a long-time investment property owner looking for practical property maintenance solutions, there are plenty of reasons to add a smart home water leak detection system to arsenal of investment-protecting tools.

            For more information about how water detection systems work, or for any questions about protecting your home from water damage, visit our resources page to contact our support team.