According to Consumer Reports, burst pipes are one of the most common causes of property damage during frigid weather and can cause thousands in water damage - easily $5,000 or more, according to the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety; our own sources put the average cost of frozen pipe failures at a heart-stopping $8,189.
It’s getting dangerously close to the holidays, and you still have presents to buy. We know how you feel. We’re procrastinators, too.
The good news is that your search is over. OurSimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detectormakes an outstanding gift for virtually anyone on your list. Your parents. Your relatives. Any of your friends who own houses, especially older houses with plumbing from the Stone Age.
Our SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector has an extremely simple job: to detect water leaks and freeze conditions and alert the homeowner – via text, email or both - when these events occur. Specifically, SimpleSENCE is meant to identify leaks that occur in “hidden” spots – places you wouldn’t normally spot a leak in your daily routine, such as under sinks, near a hot water heater, or in the attic.
The purpose of our SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector is, well, simple: To identify water leaks in places not immediately visible – areas that do not come under your gaze on a regular basis. This includes the areas under sinks in the kitchen and bathrooms; next to the hot water heater; near pipes up in the attic, and more. The damage that can be caused from even a slow-dripping water leak can be catastrophic. That’s why SimpleSENCE was devised to catch them as early as possible.
Many people have asked us, “Why did you make SimpleSENCE a WiFi-based product?” There are solid reasons: no additional equipment, works off the existing router in your home, dependable technology, etc. But there’s another reason. We considered making it a fully connected product, working with home automation hubs and becoming part of a home’s complete ecosystem. But honestly, we find smart homes…a little scary. Listen to this story about a friend of mine (we’ll call him Jason) who has a very advanced, fully equipped smart home. Then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Since its introduction just a few months ago, our SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector has been extremely well received. Its simple operation, easy set up, and high level of accuracy are just a few of the reasons for this success.
There’s no sugarcoating it. Water leaks, left undetected, can be devastating -- structurally, financially, and emotionally. Walls and floors destroyed. Furniture ruined. Lives disrupted. The toll it takes not only on the home but on the inhabitants is often incalculable.