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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

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Ralph Knotts
Dec 13, 2016 03:00
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Fire might be a homeowner s greatest fear, but any insurance company will tell you that water is the far more common cause of property damage, even if you don t live in an area subject to flooding.

And it can come from many sources: A failing water heater, a burst pipe, a broken supply line under your sink, a clogged toilet, or even a split hose connected to your washing machine.

Just as it s essential to have a smoke detector in each of your home s bedrooms and common areas, you d be wise to install leak detectors in places where water damage could start: The laundry room, water heater closet, the bathroom, under your kitchen sink, and so on.

Leak alerts are arguably less important for renters, but it s something landlords might want to consider—although that raises the issue of how the sensors would connect to the internet.

Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector

Honeywell's Lyric Water Leak and Free Detector alerts you to three conditions that can cause problems in your home: water leaks, freezing temperatures, and high humidity.

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