Some might call the TinkerBell water leak detector a water alarm because of its sounder--an 85 decibel whistle. However, I prefer to call it a leak detector because of its hyper-sensitivity.
And why TinkerBell? It's so tiny you won't even notice it until needed. Plus, it floats--even continues to sound when submersed, as the video below illustrates.
Let's hope you NEVER have a floating leak detector.
TinkerBells are also:
So affordable you can strategically, set 'em like mousetraps
I know what you're thinking... what do I care if my leak detector floats? If it's floating, the damage is done!
Well, what about that utility sink your clothes washer drain hose is hung over? The idea would be to catch a plugged drain before the
overflows, right? If your water alarm only sounds when the water level
is a 1/4" deep, but fries out after that, do you really have a water
insurance man turned me on to these as an alternative to flood
insurance I couldn't afford. Wouldn't be caught without my TinkerBell.
Can't afford that, either!"
Spend a little, now, to save thousands of dollars, later!
Especially on those upper levels where a damaged floor also means a damaged ceiling beneath it!
Not to mention the potential for mold growth and loss of air quality!
Landlords and Property Managers
Your contractual language should include water leak detectors. Your tenants need to think of these just as they think of a battery operated smoke alarm.
You, as the owner, should schedule regular inspections and test the leak detectors.