Where H2O SOS works
The H2O SOS system is fully scalable for for single or multiple zones use. For optimal coverage sensors are placed throughout the home at key, high-risk locations where leaks are most likely to occur. Rather than going undetected and potentially causing thousands of dollars worth of damages, sensors alert the control panel and the water supply is shut-off. Here are the most common and recommended applications for the H2O SOS.
Water heater failures are one of the top five sources of residential water losses. 69% of all water heater failures result from a slow leak or a sudden burst. These Failures cost an average of $4,444 per incident after the deductible was paid. Failures of water heaters located on the first floor resulted in 33% greater losses than those resulting from water heaters in basements. Approximately 9% of all water heater failures occurred in unoccupied homes and resulted in 49% higher claims.
The often-used washing machine is the most hazardous appliance you own when it comes to water leaks. It may be convenient to have your washer and dryer on the main floor or near the main living space, but that’s also where many valuable furnishings and electronics are located. Few laundry rooms have a drain that could contain a leak and prevent water damage.
Homes old and new can suffer toilet-related leaks. Newer homes are more likely to experience sudden toilet failure, such as one caused by a faulty supply line or fill valve, resulting in higher losses. Older homes are more likely to develop a slow, seeping leak. And then there’s the constant risk of clogs. Clogs can cause overflows and significant damage to floors and ceilings.
FAUCETS & DRAINS
Ever gone running to the sink because you forgot to turn off the faucet? Along with drain clogs, overflows can result from water left running by mistake. In the bathroom, broken plumbing behind walls can result in water leaking through old, damaged caulk, grout and other sealants around walls, bathtubs, showers and sinks. Faulty drain pipes and shower pans can leak, too.
A backed-up sewer drain may cause the most unpleasant and dreaded of all leaks — sewage that overflows into your home. If your home sits at the low end of a hill or lower than street level, it’s more susceptible to sewer backups.
Your dishwasher may begin taking in more water than it should and not draining properly. This will force water out of your dishwasher and on to your floor. You may be experiencing problems with the drain itself or the float valve isn’t sealing properly. Depending on the type of dishwasher you have, there can be several reasons why a dishwasher can fail which results in water damage to the floor and surrounding area.
When standing water gets trapped in your home’s pipes and the temperature plummets below freezing, you are at serious risk of frozen pipes. The frozen water expands and bursts a hole right through the pipe or breaks the pipe at its seam. If it is not caught in time, once the water starts moving again you could be looking at a huge loss due to water damage.
Everyone enjoys the convenience of an automatic icemaker. Whether located in the freezer section of your refrigerator or as a separate unit, an inconvenient truth about icemakers is that eventually they all leak. Whether the leak is from a clogged drain, a bad connection or damaged supply line, these “silent” and unseen leaks often go unnoticed. The fact that an icemaker has developed a leak is not realized until the damage is quite significant.