A flood can be a devastating blow to a home and the people living inside. This is true of floods that arise from outside the home as well as inside the home. While it may not cause as much injury to human life, a flood inside the home can wreak havoc on the infrastructure of a building.
For example, did you know that mold can start to develop in water-damaged areas as soon as 24 hours after a flood? It will only spread from there—and quickly. The best way to help avoid as much long-term damage as possible is by acting quickly.
One of the most effective ways to make sure you’re always able to do that is by having a home security system with flood alarm monitoring. Read on to learn more about how these systems work.
Flood alarm monitoring
There are many different home security features in every home security system. One of those features is flood alarm monitoring. This home security feature can alert you to flooding even when you’re not home. That way, you’ll be able to act as quickly as possible to stop the flood and begin repairs.
There are a few different aspects to flood alarm monitoring. Systems with this feature may include water sensors placed near appliances that use a lot of water, like the washing machine or hot water heater. When the sensors detect an overflow in the area, it will send a signal to your home security system.
The system can then alert you immediately via text message, phone call or other notification type you choose. Some flood alarm monitoring systems can also turn off a water source if a flood is detected.
Knowing is half the battle
You don’t have to be a plumber or even a handyman to be able to protect your home from flood damage. If you know there is a problem, you can call a plumber to check it out right away. Yes, an emergency call might be a little pricy, but it beats the cost of cleaning up and repairing a flood that has been going on for a while—and it really beats the cost of extensive mold abatement after the fact.
If you already have a home security system, it might be a good idea to check with a professional home security installer to see if flood alarm monitoring is an option for you. If you’re looking to have a home security system installed at your home or business, you should check to see if flood monitoring is a feature you can add to the system you plan to have installed.
Just like any preventative measure, flood monitoring may cost a bit more up front, but it will pay off if you ever have an incident of flooding in your home—and the peace of mind you will have from knowing you will be alerted in case of flooding can be worth it regardless. For professional home security system installation, contact Carpet Capital Multi-System, Inc. today.