Where Should You Place Your Flood Sensors?
One of the most common questions people ask us is about where they should put their flood sensors. There are a few locations where you should consider placing flood sensors in your home. A few of these locations include:
Basements and Crawlspaces
You should absolutely consider placing flood sensors in your basement or crawlspace. Even if you do not have any plumbing in your basement, water tends to flow from high areas to low areas. Your basement or crawlspace is the lowest area of your home, and you should consider putting a flood sensor there.
Of course, you should think about putting flood sensors in your bathrooms. Your bathrooms have a tremendous amount of plumbing in them, and a pipe could burst at any time. If there is a flood in the bathroom, you need to be alerted to it as quickly as possible. That way, you can notify the authorities and take the proper precautions to help protect your loved ones.
If a pipe bursts in the laundry room, a flood could develop in no time. You need to react as quickly as possible, and placing flood sensors in your laundry room can be helpful in case the washing machine floods or a pipe bursts.
It is best to put flood sensors where they will detect water as quickly as possible. That is why you should also place flood sensors directly beneath sinks. You may want to put them in your kitchen, and you should probably put them in your bathroom as well. We would be happy to help you make sure your flood sensors are placed in the right spots.
You should consider installing flood sensors around your water heater, too. You probably do not look at your water heater very often, but that is the exact reason why you should put a flood sensor there. How long do you think it would take you to realize your hot water heater is leaking? A flood sensor can help to reduce this time.