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How Wi-Fi Detectors Can Prevent Water Leaks and Freezes

Water damage is one of the most frequently filed home insurance claims. In many cases, the damage starts with a simple leak. Early detection is key to protecting your home from water damage, and that’s where Wi-Fi water leak and freeze detectors come in. They help you know if there’s a leak in your home before it becomes costly. Let’s take a closer look at what these Wi-Fi detectors have to offer.

Quick Leak Alerts

Wi-Fi leak detectors are small devices that you can place close to a water-bearing fixture or on a floor. They connect to your home’s existing Wi-Fi directly without needing a smart-home hub. A few seconds after they first come into contact with water, these detectors use your Wi-Fi to send an alert to your smartphone. They also trigger an audible alarm. You can then act quickly before the issue turns into a bigger and more costly calamity.

Some detectors rely on power from wall outlets, meaning you won’t have to worry about dead batteries. Others are battery-powered, giving you more installation flexibility.

Prevention of Frozen Water Pipes and Mold Growth

Some Wi-Fi detectors come with sensors that can measure environmental conditions that can cause problems at their extremes, such as temperature and humidity. A temperature sensor helps prevent frozen water pipes by alerting you of freezing temperatures. A humidity sensor alerts you of excess moisture in your household air that can promote mold growth.

Easy Setup

You can quickly and easily install Wi-Fi leak and freeze detectors because they connect directly to your home’s Wi-Fi and don’t require a hub.

Dealing with the aftermath of water damage is usually expensive. You can give yourself peace of mind whether you’re at home or away by installing Wi-Fi detectors to monitor your home for water-related issues. To learn more about these detectors, please contact us at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air. We’ve been proudly serving San Diego and Riverside counties since 2002.