Leak Defense System, necessary or not?

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Submitted by ocrenter on May 13, 2018 - 11:27pm

Got a letter from our home insurance company regarding discount to the insurance rate if we install a leak detection system. This is the company they are recommending:

http://leakdefensesystem.com

Is this necessary? Sounds like a good idea, but does it really work?

Submitted by flu on May 13, 2018 - 11:36pm.

check if your security system has the ability to add water sensors. mine does, so I include them in the laundry and bsthrooms

Submitted by ocrenter on May 14, 2018 - 6:35am.

flu wrote:
check if your security system has the ability to add water sensors. mine does, so I include them in the laundry and bsthrooms

The system they are pushing is installed into the incoming plumbing to detect changes in water flow. Is that what they installed? The system costs ~$2-3k.

Submitted by flu on May 14, 2018 - 7:05am.

ocrenter wrote:
flu wrote:
check if your security system has the ability to add water sensors. mine does, so I include them in the laundry and bsthrooms

The system they are pushing is installed into the incoming plumbing to detect changes in water flow. Is that what they installed? The system costs ~$2-3k.

ah, never mind then. mine is just a water sensor at each location that sends you an alert if it detects a damp condition.
I guess this system detects any flow condition. not sure how it works because how would you tell the difference between normal use and flow due to a leak. The interesting thing is that it doesnt appear to have the ability to remotely shut the main valve...I thought it would with a $2000 price tag. maybe I am wrong.

İf your concern is having a leak while you are away from home for an extended period of time, can you just shut the valve going into your house before you leave for vacation .

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