Water can be quite destructive to your property if not properly handled or if proper precautions are not taken. If there is a flooding of the home due to a plumbing issue or even an environmental cause, there can be a lot of destruction caused. There may be irreparable damage caused to the property and you will also need to pay for restoration and clean up. If you don’t find the leak right away, the damage caused by it will be higher.
Excluding weather events, plumbing system failures are a common cause of water damage. Sometimes the water inside the pipelines can freeze in cold temperatures. And the ice will expand inside the pipe increasing the pressure inside it and finally causing it to burst. You should check if events such as this are covered in your insurance. But if the damage caused is due to poor maintenance and negligence, you may not receive any compensation. So it is very important that you install leak detection equipment in your home. There are many smart water leak detectors that can catch water damage that you may not notice. These come with sensors and wireless connectivity making it easier to install and monitor. There are also battery powered water leak detectors where you will not need an electrical connection. This way, you can install them anywhere in the house. You will be notified when the battery is low.
You can check the flow rate inside the pipe by mounting flow meters at certain locations on the plumbing system. By reading flow velocity, vibration and pressure, flow meters are able to notify you when there is a deviation in the readings from the norm. There will be a change in these readings in case of a burst pipe or crack. And the flow meter will be able to locate the crack by examining the differences in pressure and flow of water within the pipes. You can also install acoustic sensors so that they can pick up the noise generated by water when it seeps through a crack. These sensors are so sensitive that they are able to give you information on the size of the leak based on the characteristics of the sound. For example, a smaller leak will have high frequency and a bigger leak will have a low frequency.
Flood sensors are a common water leak detector that is available. These are affordable equipment and you can install this quickly and easily. You can place flood sensors in areas that are more prone to flooding. When the sensor comes into contact with water, it will trigger an alarm. You can also change the level of sensitivity of the sensor so that it doesn’t go off every time there is high humidity. You can also choose a flood sensor that has a built-in temperature sensor so that you can be notified when the room temperature is reaching the freezing point. Once you are notified, you can adjust the temperature to prevent the bursting of a pipe.