How effective are water heater alarm/shut-off appliances?
We've had a serious water heater leak that affected 5 units in our condo. I'm investigating the alarms available and would appreciate any guidance in this endeavor.
This is a great idea for rental units. Water damage is a big deal, since it can affect things like flooring, ceilings, structure, mold - more that just the water heater.
A possible solution for your Water Heater could be one of the FloodMaster products.
- The system can be interfaced with your alarm system for remote alert capability.
- Other areas that may benefit from detection and system shut off are condensate pans or washing machines.
- I also recommend the wired vs. wireless systems to avoid having to replace batteries.