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.