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How Do Home Flood Protection Systems Work?

Home Flood Protection Systems
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Home flood protection systems are an important element to consider installing in your home. There is always a risk of flooding from an internal water source in your home. Moisture sensors will be placed throughout your home, specifically in a potential flood-risk location such as beside a bathtub or shower, or beneath a sink. These locations can be considered to be potential leak or overflow areas. Should there be any leak or water overflow the moisture sensors will detect this and cause an alarm sound or blinking light to go off throughout the house.

These home flood detectors are then meant to alert you to any excess moisture, water or temperature change, and will be able to decrease the potential risk of flooding in your home. Once your flood detector alerts you to the affected area, you will need to act fast! Calling in a professional to immediately repair the leak is probably the best thing you can do and will reduce the chance of it happening again.

Why Do I Need A Home Flood Protection System?

The damage that flooding can cause to your home and the subsequent damage repair costs, are reason enough to install a home flood protection system. Most people believe that home flood detectors should only be installed if you live in an area that is at a higher risk of flooding. While this logic does make sense, a home flood protection system is a good idea for every home owner in order to prevent all types of damage caused by flooding.

Home flood protection systems aim to provide:

  • An early discovery of water leaks, moisture and flooding. These can often go unnoticed until too much damaged has already been done.

  • Mold prevention due to early detection of moisture which could lead to severe health risks.

  • Protection against accidents caused by unnoticed water leaks or flooding in the home, especially for small children or the elderly who could slip and fall.

  • Alerts to any flooding while you are out of town if your flood protection system is linked to your home security system.

What Are My Options For Home Flood Protection Systems?

There are various options available for home flood protection systems that are suited to the various needs for your home. These options include:

  • Battery Powered/Wireless

    These flood detectors do not need to be plugged into anything, allow for easy installation, and can be placed in more locations throughout your home.

  • Shut-Off Valve

    This type of flood detector connects to your home water system and is the fastest way to minimize damage to your home and valuables.

  • Smart Device

    A smart flood detector will connect to your home monitoring service and will alert you if any moisture is detected even when you are outside of your home.

How Do I Choose The Right Home Flood Protection System?

The best way to choose which home flood protection system is best for you, is to decide which one will best fit your family and home requirements. This may include the size of your home, the age of your family members and the climate of the area your home is located in. Other factors to consider when choosing which option is best for you, are the costs involved. The important thing to remember, however, is that the consequences of flooding can be devastating not only to the structure of your home, but also to the long-term repair costs you will endure. 

If you want to save yourself, and your home, from any future flood damage, we at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are the right people to call. Call 1-800-475-1504 now to decide which flood protection system will work best for you. 


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