Water damage is the most frequently filed homeowners claim. It can be extremely costly and burdensome to deal with, and potentially take months to repair. Fortunately most water losses can be avoidable with preventative measures using advanced technology with water detection devices, as well as shutoff technology.
Homeowners carriers are now offering a discount on the home policy if you have a device installed that shuts off the main water valve or reports the leak to a third party. If you have a device already installed or plan to install a system contact our Carlsbad or Temecula office to discuss possible savings on your homeowners policy.
Below is a list of devices to consider, when taking additional steps to prevent water damage*:
- Apartment dwellers and condo owners – Fibaro Flood Sensor ($27)
- Single-family home renters and price-sensitive customers– Streamlabs™ SmartHome Water Monitor ($199)
- Single-family home owners or affluent customers – Flo by Moen water mitigation device ($499)
|Leak Detection Method||Automatic Shutoff||Smartphone Support||Independent Monitoring||Plumber Installed|
|Eddy IQ+Umbrella||Flow and wireless sensors||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Flologic||Flow and wireless sensors||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Roger Smarthome||Wireless sensors||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Floodmaster RS-360||Wireless sensors||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|ADT Flood Alarm||Wireless sensors||No||No||Yes||No|
|Inflotroflix NOWA||Wireless sensors||Yes||No||No||No|
|H20 SOS||Wireless sensors||Yes||No||No||No|
|Hydrocom||Flow and wireless sensors||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Leak Defense System||Flow and wireless sensors||Yes||No||?||Both|
* these are not endorsed by HWP and are simply examples of products that can possibly mitigate water damage.