A flood in your home is one of those devastating home emergencies you will probably have to deal with at least once in your life. Although your insurance may compensate you for the loss of your belongings and the financial cost of getting your home back to normal, no one can ever help you regain the time you spend dealing with a flood’s aftermath. Sadly, no matter how careful you are, you may not be able to prevent a flood caused by the bad weather or faulty plumbing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t lessen the impact a flood will have on your home. You can when you install a flood alarm.
What is a Flood Alarm and Why Should I Install It?
Flood alarms are small sensors which can detect an excessive amount of moisture and warn you while it is still a minor problem. Early warning is important because homeowners do not typically discover water in their homes until the damage is extensive. From 2011 to 2015, the average insurance claim for flood damage was more than $45,000. And that is even if the homeowner has flood insurance. Many flood victims are surprised to learn that their homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover floods at all and they have to pay for everything out-of-pocket!
Major Advantages of Installing a Flood Alarm
When you take the precaution of installing a flood alarm in the high-risk areas in your home, like the basement, near your water heater and in the same room as your washing machine, you can feel confident that you are doing as much as you can to safeguard your home and your family. Here are just a few of the significant advantages:
- Protect everyone in your home against mold and mildew. You don’t need a lot of water for mold and mildew to grow. Mold and mildew can cause a range of health problems such as asthma and other upper respiratory issues. Flood or moisture sensors can help give you advanced warning where you may have mold and mildew issues.
- Ensure vacation and rental properties are always monitored. Don’t let a burst pipe or other plumbing issue destroy your vacant building. You can easily integrate flood sensors with your current alarm system so you will always know your property is safe and dry.
- Helps you keep track of the hard-to-access areas of your home. Do you hate visually inspecting your crawl space or attic after every storm? You can reduce the time and effort it takes you to make sure your home is dry by using several flood alarms in various parts of your home that may be affected by water intrusion.
If you detect standing water or suspect your plumbing may need repairs, contact the experts at Crawford Mechanical Services. We offer commercial and residential plumbing services to homes and businesses in Columbus and the surrounding areas. When you need a professional plumber now, call 614-478-9424!