New Water Technology Device May Help Californians Avoid Threatened Government Fine And Avert Property Damage
A San Diego area water technology company says new device may help ease one of California’s worst droughts in decades
By: Sentinel Hydrosolutions, LLC
That message is expected to be shared often during the upcoming California Water Summit. Scott Pallais, CEO of Sentinel Hydrosolutions, LLC, manufacturers of the Leak Defense Alert, says the company’s award winning device is revolutionizing the water conservation category by saving water and protecting property from damage due to broken or leaky plumbing.
“We’ve been in the water conservation technology business for ten years, long before this drought hit,” said Pallais as he prepares for the Sacramento summit on July 10th. “Our engineers have created a device smaller than a cell phone that easily installs in minutes, helping to identify and correct plumbing leaks. It’s an amazing device.”
The Leak Defense Alert, branded as the Smoke Detector For Plumbing Leaks, won first place in a global competition sponsored by Imagine H2O, a California based non- profit organization that encourages and recognizes innovative ways to help conserve one of earth’s most precious resources.
Scott Bryan, Chief Operating Officer of Imagine H2O, co-sponsor of the event, says inventions like the Leak Defense System demonstrate the financial benefit associated with water conservation. “It’s exciting to see California technology companies bringing products like the Leak Defense Alert to market. Such solutions represent a powerful tool for individuals seeking to protect their homes and investments while conserving California's water resources."
According to Pallais, the device functions similar to a home smoke detector, hence the name. It alerts the homeowner of a potentially small problem to keep it from getting bigger. But unlike a smoke detector, the Leak Defense Alert can also save money even when there’s no threat of damage by helping detect and correct leaky plumbing.
“When a smoke detector goes off, it could mean that the toast is burning (no big deal) or that the house is on fire (BIG deal). When the Leak Defense Alert goes off, it could mean that a faucet was accidentally left on (no big deal) or that a hose to the washing machine has burst, rapidly filling the house with water. (BIG deal). Our device is designed to alert the owner to a potential problem so it can be detected and corrected before any major damage occurs.”
According to Pallais, most homes have a security system and smoke detectors, but property loss from leaky or broken plumbing is SIX TIMES more likely to occur than a home burglary and SEVEN TIMES more likely than a fire. “It’s a stunning and sobering statistic but true.”
Once installed, the owner simply downloads and configures the free app to set the water flow parameters according to the family’s routine water usage. If those limits are exceeded, the Leak Defense Alert sends a message to the owner via text, email, phone call or the home’s security monitoring company.
“The home owner can monitor and adjust settings and get alerts from anywhere in the world using the free app,” added Pallais. “It’s complete peace of mind for people who are away from home often or have vacation homes that are unoccupied for long periods of time.”
Sentinel Hydrosolutions also manufactures the Leak Defense System which, like the Leak Defense Alert, monitors water flow and alerts the home owner in the event of an alarm. But the Leak Defense System goes a big step further by actually shutting off water to the building if the alarm goes unanswered.
The Leak Defense System is an active device that must be installed by a qualified plumber and is very popular with people with vacation homes that are frequently unoccupied for long periods of time. Rather than just sending an alert, it also can be set to shut the water off until the problem is corrected. This is the gold standard of water protection devices.
More information may be found at www.leakdefensealert.com or www.leakdefensesystem.com or by calling the company toll-free at 866.410.1134.
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