Sep 4, 2015
The 5 Best Places To Keep Water Sensors In Your Home
Water leaks are awful and can grow to be quite costly. That’s why Piper now offers water sensors so that you can be notified the moment you’ve got a potentially costly drip inside your home.
Wondering where to place our handy sensor? Check out this list of the 5 most common places to find water leaks in your home, to help you get an idea of the best places to set up your water sensor:
In crawl spaces: These compact areas of homes are notorious for sealing in moisture. Unfortunately, homeowners typically don’t check these spaces as often as they should, consequently leaving moisture and the effects of old piping to build up.
Hot water tanks: This is where I keep my water sensor. The pressure valves of hot water tanks can give out for a variety of reasons, ranging from age to faulty installation. I’ve found that my tank sometimes forms tiny puddles, and since I hate going into the furnace room where it’s located, I set my water sensor to text me anytime it detects a leak.
Under the kitchen sink: One of the most common places plumbers are called into to repair household leaks is right under the kitchen sink. These are the most frequently used sinks in typical households, so it’s common for damage to occur because of people not turning them off well enough, storing products too close to pipes, or the pipes being exhausted from so much usage. Another usual no-no that leads to sink leaks is faulty plumbing such as pipes being sealed either too tight or too loosely.
Washing machine lines: Does your washing machine vigorously shake every now and again when you load it with your clothes? Mine sure does, and consequently loosens its connection to the wall, and forming little puddles in the laundry room.
In your vacation home: A lot of Piper customers have multiple homes, and subsequently keep their Pipers in auxiliary homes they don’t often visit. It’s definitely a great idea to place your water sensor in common leak areas like behind toilets, HVAC pans, etc. within those homes.
Where do you plan to keep your water sensor? Let us know in the comments below!