Are you at risk for a flood following a water leak?
Yes, because it’s too easy for a little leak to turn into a big problem, especially if the valve is still flowing water in your house. These four scenarios are among the most common causes of a flood:
- A corroded water heater: If the frame develops a little crack, unnoticed, the crack could easily grow and flood your basement.
- A loose icemaker hose: It will slowly drip water onto the floor below. After weeks or months of this slow, steady dripping, the floor cavity could fill with water and create a long-term moisture problem in your walls.
- A crack in the dishwasher hose: It’s usually gradual (a little leaking on laundry room floor). Then it splits and creates a full flood the next time you wash your dishes.
- An uneven flapper in the toilet: This is the stopper in the toilet you’ve probably futzed with once or twice. A simple slip of the chain is all it takes to flood a bathroom.
According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, 60% of all insurance claims in Canada are a result of water damage. It's more than fire and theft claims combined. Even more alarming is that an average basement flood carries a price tag of $43,000 in water damage remediation costs. But above the financial cost, a flood can also affect your health and sense of security by bringing unwanted moistures.
How the STANLEY Security System Water Leak Detection System can help
The STANLEY Security System Water Leak Detection System helps protect against water leaks originating inside your home. The system’s five water leak sensors, strategically placed around the home, can detect a single droplet of water in the event of a leak. The Wi-Fi water sensors then send a signal to the water shut-off valve which automatically closes the water flow, significantly minimizing damage to your home.
The system will also send a push notification to your mobile phone to alert you that a leak occurred and that the valve was closed until you correct the situation and re-open it with the app. Whether you’re away on vacation or at work, you can keep your peace of mind knowing your home is protected.
Installing the STANLEY Security System Water Leak Detection System will also benefit you by lowering your insurance premiums. As flood risks continue to rise, more and more insurers are offering discounts on home insurance premiums when water-leak sensors are installed. By building water-leak detection into your home protection plan, you could save hundreds of dollars on your insurance premiums over a single year.
Why Choose STANLEY for your Water-Leak Detectors?
Founded in 1843, STANLEY is the most trusted name in home protection. Our commitment to quality products is reflected in everything we do, from tools and storage, to engineered fastening, to electronic security. STANLEY offers a wide range of home products and services to help construct your house or protect it from flooding.
With over 61,000 employees in 60 countries around the world, STANLEY provides the highest standard of service and seamless 24/7 protection for your home or business. Certified by Central Station Alarm Association and the Homologated Bureau of Private Security, with two Underwriters Laboratories of Canada certified monitoring stations, STANLEY values vigilance when it comes to preventative measures and promises to protect your personal data.
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