Battery Operated Leak Detection Systems – Gas & Water Leak Detectors

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Have a water leak or gas leak in the home is very dangerous; water leaks can lead to moisture along the walls which in turn leads to mould build-up, damage to drywall and even damage to the foundation of the home. Gas leaks are dangerous for people and pets in the home, as overexposure to certain gasses can lead to breathing problems and even cell damage. It can also interfere with sleep and is especially dangerous to those with other breathing problems such as asthma.

A home leak detection system is not expensive and is easy to use, and is something every home in the UK should consider. The right gas leak detectors can alert you to carbon monoxide or other gasses, and a water leak detection will protect your walls and your home’s foundation, and keep mould build-up from ever occurring. Choosing the right leak detectors is also not difficult; they’re very affordable but price alone should not be your determining factor. Consider some information about leak detectors and how to find the right one for your home or office.

What is a Leak Detection System and How Does it Help You?

A leak detector has internal sensors that are sensitive to gas or water and will make an alert if those sensors detect the presence of gas or water. A water detector may also detect levels of moisture in the air, making them a good choice for basements and cellars. Gas leak detectors may sense a number of gasses or may be programmed for carbon monoxide, a common gas in homes that is very dangerous; they often resemble smoke detectors and work in much the same way.

Being alerted to levels of water will allow you to make adjustments to appliances that may be leaking water, such as your hot water heater or air conditioning. A gas leak test can literally save your life, if levels of carbon monoxide or other gasses are dangerously high.

Best Gas Leak Detectors for the Home

The best leak detection system will be one that is sensitive enough to work even for small leaks but not so sensitive that it alerts for nothing. It should also be unobtrusive and easy to install and maintain.

Mercury Gas Detector is a brand many consumers choose; their models are small and lightweight and reliable. GVC manufacturers lightweight, manual models that are about the size of a pen and which travel with you. These are handy for plumbers and other professionals on the job.

Best Water Leak Detectors for the Home

Mercury and Conrad both make high-quality water leak detectors preferred by many consumers. Rapitest has a damp test monitor that is used in basements and cellars to detect too much humidity. KH Security also manufacturers a water leak alarm and dampness test kit for your basement or cellar.

When you purchase a leak detection system, it’s important that you use it properly and keep the batteries fresh. Most detectors will beep or alert you if their battery is low; you can also make a plan to change them twice per year just to be sure they’re working.

It’s also good to find the type that works for your needs; a damp test monitor may not alert you if you have an appliance leaking and a water leak detection system may not alert to plain dampness. Choose the water leak alarm that works for your needs in particular, and call a professional without delay if you are alerted to a leak of any sort in your home.