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Keep Your Home Free Of Water Damage

by Amy July 16, 2013

As humans we need water to live. Drinking it every day helps keep us healthy; we need it to keep our laundry clean and our dishes spotless. But what we don’t need is water coming into our homes unintentionally ruining floors, walls, precious artwork, antiques, furniture, computers and other electronics.

Home water damage is actually one of the most common and expensive disasters affecting American homes, according to the Insurance Information Institute. The average cost of a water damage claim is about $6,995, say the latest statistics.

Sadly, much of this damage is caused by unnoticed frayed washer hoses, faulty toilet valves, leaky water heaters and air conditioners, and corroded pipes. Some homeowners insurance policies will not cover damaged caused from a lack of proper maintenance for air conditioners, or other items..

Now the good news: With My Alarm Center, you can protect your home from water damage. As long as you have cellular monitoring services installed on your plan, the water control and water detection offers can be added.

How It Works

Through a sophisticated wireless home security system of sensors that detect water leaks, My Alarm Center receives a signal and will instantly alert you to the problem via your smartphone or PC when you’re not at home. What’s more, you can also have a shut-off valve installed that will automatically shut the main water valve off when water is detected.

For example, you throw a load of laundry in before leaving for work, like you always do. But this time something unexpected occurs. After arriving at work, you are alerted on your smartphone that there is water detected in your house. It turns out that it’s coming from a leaky washer hose. You turn the main water valve off, using wireless security systems for home, and water flow is quickly cut off to all areas of the home and any continuous flooding is immediately stopped. Now you can get back to work with peace of mind knowing that you’ve avoided a costly disaster.

Another instance is its late and you go to bed hoping to get a restful night’s sleep. But once you nod off and are soundly asleep, one of the kids quietly wakes up and flushes the toilet without realizing it would slowly overflow. And it does. Thankfully, you have the best security system and a water sensor installed as part of the water control and water detection features which alert you with the sound of your home alarm that water is detected on the bathroom floor before it actually floods. Now you’re able to get up and remedy the problem with a plunger. Phew! Another disaster averted.

With My Alarm Center’s water control and detection offers, you can feel confident knowing that the adverse effects of water will not be harming your home… ever.

Next month, see how My Alarm Center can protect you through its Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS).