Water Leak Detectors: Why You Need Them

Water leak detectors Longview Tx

Your house is probably your most valuable asset. It’s where you have quality family time, friendly get-togethers, and holiday gatherings! Whether you rent or own your home, Bird Dog Plumbing knows you value the time you spend in your house and the money you put into it. Water damage from leaks should not be a problem you have to deal with. Here are a few ways that investment in water leak detectors could benefit you.

Water Usage

It’s difficult to determine how much water is being wasted by your leak. However, there are a few factors that you need to consider. These include the number of leaks in the house, where they are occurring, and how often or severely they leak. We can break down an example for you. Let’s say there are two faucets in your house dripping ten times per minute. That math adds up to about 30,000 drips per day. You’re probably thinking, “Those are just drops of water, how much could it really be?” Those 30,000 drips all year equal to about 700 gallons of water wasted each year! Imagine how that’s affecting your water bill. 

What is a Water Leak Detector?

A water leak detector is a device, possibly connected to your wifi, that lets you know if you have a leaky pipe or a freezing pipe. It will notify you of the problem before it gets out of control. 

This device might seem useless right now if you don’t have any leaks you are aware of. However, when you lose those 700 gallons of water in a year, you’ll wish you had invested in one. It is a low cost compared to water damage from flooding or a burst pipe. The maintenance and installation are minimal as well. 

How Do Water Leak Detectors work?

Certain devices are built to send a notification to your phone if a problem is detected. The detector might also have an alarm built into it to ring throughout your household. The device might also have the ability to set up a neighbor notification or service person notification if you are on vacation or somewhere without wifi.

It is best to place these water leak detectors near where a leak could occur, such as the base of your toilet, around your washer, or near your water heater. The bottom level of your house is ideal but upstairs works too. 

What you don’t know can’t hurt you, right? Well, not in this case. It is best to be aware of water leaks so you can tackle the problem right away and avoid more expensive costs. Bird Dog Plumbing in Longview, TX can help you choose the right detector or fix any existing leaks! Just give us a call; we would love to help you lower that pesky water bill!