Water Detection Devices

Worried about water damage?

A water detection device can warn you of leaks before they cause major problems.


Choose a Water Detection Device that’s Right for You

 apartments  small house  large house
Individual water sensors Do-it-yourself whole-home devices Automatic shut-off devices
Best for Those living in an apartment or condo Renters in single-family homes and price-conscious consumers Owners of single-family homes and vacation residences
Benefits • Less expensive
• Easy to install
• Less expensive than professionally installed devices
• Flexible installation
• Comprehensive monitoring
• Automatic water shut-off feature can limit damage
Limitations • Each only monitors a small area
• No shut-off feature
• No shut-off feature
• May require a power outlet
• Complex installation
• More expensive
• Requires a power outlet
What’s it all about? These sensors can warn you with an alarm, a message to your smartphone or both. They are a great option for dwellings with fewer areas at risk. These devices are self-installed and attach to your main water supply line to monitor the flow of water using ultrasonic sound. They will send a message to your smartphone if a leak is detected. These devices are professionally installed and attach to your main water supply line. They will not only alert you to a leak, but they can automatically turn off your water when one occurs.

Information provide by Safeco Insurance.

For more tips on preventing water damage in your home, click here.

Contact your GSW advisor at 480.990.1900 for additional recommendations, and to make sure the limits on your homeowners insurance policy reflect the current value of your home and its contents.

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