In terms of leaks or floods, two different pictures can be seen. Walls, parquet flooring, furniture, and damaged electronics are the first things to fix.
Secondly, a mobile notification. Water has been cut off as a result of the automatic anti-flooding system with the Ajax LeaksProtect detector detecting the first signs of flood and can overcome this problem with the help of Flood Damage Restoration. The owner was informed instantly about the incident via the mobile app.
How can floods and leaks damage your property?
Normal. Dangerous. High-priced. Floods and leaks exhibit these three characteristics regardless of their size.
Fires and robberies are less common than these incidents. The two most common everyday disasters are leaks and floods. A study found that, in one district (which has 333 homes), 1 fire occurs, 9 burglaries occur, and 27 pipe leaks occur every year. Every 13 seconds, a pipe leak occurs in Spanish homes.
They are extremely destructive. A water damage assessment is conducted by IICRC, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certifications, because the damage is so extensive.
There are 4 levels of water damage from a scientific perspective. Grading is determined by how porous the materials are and how readily they absorb water.
Despite the fact that water-damaged areas dry out within 48 hours, mould can grow. This can lead to an unpleasant odour. Hardwood floors rot, and drywall gets wet and crumbles. Appliances break down. Wires become dangerous. Short circuits cause fires.
Here are the costs of water damage in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Spain, respectively. While the countries and currencies may have changed, the financial losses have not.
Water leaks and flooding sources
- Problems with the plumbing (e.g., toilets)
- Irrigation systems
- Radiators that heat
- Machines for washing clothes
They need to be monitored and taken into consideration constantly through Flood Damage Restoration.. A boiler should be cleaned and checked periodically so that the scale doesn’t cause leaks. Replace the boiler’s anode as soon as possible. After 8 or 9 years, washing machine water supply hoses deteriorate, so be sure to replace them.
It is important to perform periodic checks, even though this does not prevent accidents. Human factors (for example, forgetful neighbours) can pose problems in apartment buildings.
Keeping risk areas under control
Let Ajax handle the security system. The LeaksProtect Wireless Leak Detector does not require installation, does not require maintenance, and is always on.
The device has a size of 14 mm. Just place it in a leak-prone area. In case of a leak or pipe break in your washing machine, the detector will alert Ajax, which will alert you.
Ajax will also automatically shut off the water supply if you have a flood protection system. Smart water control systems can be created by combining LeaksProtect leak detection, Relay or WallSwitch relays and solenoid valves.