Halloween is just around the corner. And despite the issues presented by the pandemic, there will be some socially distanced trick-or-treating going on in many towns, as well as some responsibly run home-based parties with limited participants.

While the manner in which it is celebrated may look different, there are certain aspects of the yearly scarefest that will remain the same:

The spirits of tortured souls will fly aimlessly through the cold, dark night.

The invisible footsteps of otherworldly creatures will pound the streets as they silently stalk the perfect victim.

The howling of the undead will send a shudder up the spine of every child, and their adult chaperones, who innocently amble through the neighborhood.

And somewhere in the distance, someone is going to spring a leak under their kitchen or bathroom sink.

It’s this last scenario that is perhaps the most frightening of all. What’s worse, they don’t just happen during Halloween; they happen all throughout the year. Waiting for that perfect moment to unleash their relentless drip, drip, drip – often from a leak that is virtually microscopic in size.

They occur in the shadows, in places where homeowners almost never see them. Behind a pile of cleaning supplies. In the far recesses of a junk-filled attic. Under the dark, cold void of a water heater. And it’s rarely a full-on burst pipe which might at least grab your attention. It’s invariably an insidiously slow leak, a trickle that inflicts its nightmarish damage with the patience of a demonic presence sentenced to an eternity of damnation.


One drip per second. Five gallons per day. 150 gallons a month. And all the time, tearing at your home’s structural integrity like a zombie ripping hungrily into rotting, human flesh. Creating damage that can cost thousands of dollars, not to mention the lost peace of mind and even the loss of your mortal soul (OK, maybe not the soul part).

Ancient incantations will not stop it. Nor will a talisman, charms, voodoo dolls, or magic potions. The leaks are too powerful. They simply continue their fluid mission, unabated. And the worst part? They do it under a shroud of secrecy, with the homeowner none the wiser. Until, of course, it’s too late, and the bill comes due (literally).

All is not lost, however. Despite the horror that these leaks inflict upon the unsuspecting homeowner, an unassuming device called SimpleSENCE has emerged as an unlikely hero. Without trepidation or fear, the SimpleSENCE Water Leak and Freeze Detector, placed strategically in leak-prone areas, will alert the homeowner that something is amiss. Via email or text (or both, along with an audible onboard siren), the brave SimpleSENCE warns of these hidden leaks that plague the living, letting them know that danger is afoot. And in doing so, it gives terrified residents the chance to stop the leak before it turns their home into a hell on earth that even the most gruesome ghost would be hesitant to haunt.

Ah, but the trusty SimpleSENCE will go above and beyond. In the dead of winter, when the weather turns cold enough to chill a witch’s heart, SimpleSENCE will provide ample warning that a pipe-bursting freeze is coming. With such early notification, homeowners can take appropriate action to ensure that pipes don’t succumb to an icy demise.

Halloween brings with it a full array of dreadful and horrendous goings-on, both imagined and real. Let the ghosts roam free, untethered to any human existence. Let the demons search for innocent targets. But whatever you do, don’t let your pipes fall prey to the leaks and freezing temperatures that have destroyed countless homes and their foundational souls.

SimpleSENCE will watch over them all.