Basement Flood Alarms

Basement floods happen, especially in older homes and homes that are located in low lying areas. The damage caused by a basement flood can be serious and very costly. However, if you have a water alarm installed in your home, it can potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs. There are many benefits to having a water alarm. They are actually quite inexpensive. Taylor's Plumbing recommends that every homeowner should install a water alarm if a flooding basement is a concern of yours. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages to having a water alarm in your home.

1. Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew occurs in areas with high moisture. This includes; bathrooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Mold can often lead to health problems, and mildew will cause odors that are unpleasant and difficult to control. Quite often a mold and mildew problem will go unnoticed for some time. By the time it is discovered, it may already have caused damage and resolving the situation can cost a lot of money. Installing a simple water alarm will alert you to moisture that is higher than normal. Excessive moisture can often lead to mold and mildew build up, especially in areas that you can’t easily see. The passive water alarm system is used to detect this excessive moisture. It will alert you to the high moisture levels before they cause damage. These systems require a 9-volt battery, and they can be placed directly on the floor.

2. Appliances Water Alarms

Appliances that use water, such as deep freezers and hot water heaters, can cause water damage if the equipment begins to fail. A slow leak will often go undetected for an extended period of time. This slow leak can cause floors to rot, walls to crumble and other possible damage. In addition, you may also need to replace the failing appliance especially if the water causes damage to the appliance. Installing a water alarm on the appliance will warn you when a leak occurs. This type of alarm is usually less than $200 to install. Active water alarms are available for your entire water system. Or you can purchase them for individual appliances such as ice-makers, dishwashers, freezers, water heaters and washers.

3. Frozen Pipes and Water Alarms

When a pipe bursts, it can cause a lot of expensive damage to your home. The good news is that there are water alarms available that will both alert you to excess moisture and automatically turn on pipe heaters when it senses the temperature has dropped below a certain level. This is a valuable asset for your home. While these types of water alarms can be more expensive to have installed by a professional; they will save you the stress and cost of repairs caused by water damage.

If you want to install a water alarm but are unsure of which one you need, the professionals at Taylor's Plumbing can help you with your decision. Taylor's Plumbing is highly experienced and qualified to select the best water alarm system for your home and install the system efficiently.