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What is the Best Water Alarm?

Posted at August 27th, 2015
Posted by Gizmode
Categories: Prevent Water Damage, water alarms
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Basements can become flooded, water pipes can burst, roofs can leak. It happens often, but you are seldom prepared for it.

Save yourself thousands of dollars of repair work and mold removal with a Water Alarm.

It works the same way as a smoke detector, with several great models available for home or business use.
There are three main types of Water Alarms:

  • Stand Alone Water Alarms
  • Wireless Water Alarms
  • Sump Pump Level Alarms

Here is our review of the top leading stand alone Water Alarms on the market.

Stand Alone Water Alarms

Basement Watchdog

  • Low Cost
  • Easy to Set Up
  • The batteries have about a 6 month life span.
  • The batteries don’t indicate a low charge.
  • Quiet Alarm – 110dB alarm
  • Requires Standing Water to set off alarm

First Alert WA100-3 Water Alarm

  • Low Cost
  • Battery lasts approximately 1 year
  • Does not stand without mounting hardware, screws, mount on wall not floor
  • Hard to replace battery – not designed for replaceable battery
  • Very Quiet alarm – Alarm: 85dB at 10 ft
  • Extended sensor can flip over easily and take longer to notice water

Honeywell Water Defense

  • Medium Cost
  • 4 foot Water Sensitive Cable
  • Low Battery Chirp
  • Attaches to the Wall by Tape
  • Requires a phone jack and cable – sold separately
  • Plastic Blister Packaging
  • Very Quiet Alarm – Alarm: Less than 85dB

The Water Alarm

  • Sets on the Floor Anywhere
  • Low Battery Chirp
  • Picks Up Damp and Standing Water
  • 3 year battery life
  • Loudest Alarm on the Market Alarm: 130dB
  • High Cost
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