Whether it is a broken pipe, leaking washing machine or rainstorm, homeowners need to be aware of the risks and prevent water damage. Luckily, there is a group of devices that help send alerts to homeowners when water is detected – and some work instantly. This allows the homeowner to respond quicker and potentially prevent costly repairs.
Advantages of a Whole House Leak Detection System
Household leaks are the common reason for water damage to plaster, ceilings, floors, and carpeting. Without a leak detection system, you may have a leak go unnoticed for months – well after the damage is done.
If you are unsure whether installing a whole house leak detection system is right for you, here are a few reasons to consider one:
- Leak Identification: You might know that you have a leak because you already see the signs of water damage, but where is the leak coming from? Whole house leak detection systems, especially when attached to pipes and appliances, can tell you where the leak originated from so that you can stop it faster.
- Instant Notification: You are at work and have eight hours before you are home. Do you know how much damage can be caused in that timeframe if a leak goes undetected? Whole home leak detection systems notify you instantly, so you can rush home, cut off the water supply at once and find the leak.
- Fewer Risks of Mold and Mildew: Some leaks are small, but as they continue to grow undetected they allow for mold and mildew to build up and wreck havoc under your carpets, inside your plaster walls, and more. When you have leak detection systems, you decrease the risks of having mold and mildew growing in your home – which means less health and safety risks too.
- Save Money: Leak detectors not only save you money on restoration costs, but they also save on water consumption. Small leaks can add up quickly to big expenses.
For water damaged plaster, bring in the professionals from National Restoration Experts. We offer plaster, carpeting, and mold remediation services. Call us at 1-800-556-3472, or fill out our online contact form for more information.