While April showers do bring May flowers, those same showers can result in flood damages to your home. Water from spring thaws and precipitation can severely impact not only the structure of your home, but the physical and emotional well-being of your family. Unfortunately, many areas of the Ottawa-Gatineau region experienced record water levels in 2017 and were left with power outages, washed-out roads and flooded basements in Mother Nature’s wake.
The reasons for flooding even extend beyond the weather; sewage/drainage clogs, nearby construction, frozen pipes or even leaking washing machines can also cause serious flooding around your home.
Flooding effects hundreds of thousands of Canadians each year and costs families millions of dollars in repairs. The potential for loss during a flood is extremely high in severe cases, especially if left undetected over time. The best way to protect your family is to be flood ready with the latest flood detection technology.
What Flood Detection Systems Can Help You Avoid
Without proper flood detection programs in place, flooding can make your home and family susceptible to:
- Structural damage
- Electrical damage
- Property damage
- Economic loss due to damages
- Danger from contaminated drinking water
- Danger from diseases in stagnant water
- Emotional hardships, including anxiety, grief, frustration and depression
- Loss of life
The Importance of Smart Flood Detection Technology
Smoke detectors are installed in each bedroom and common area, and it is wise to install leak detectors in places where water damage could start like basements, the laundry room, under the sink, next to the water heater or in bathrooms.
Our NEXGEN Smart Home Automation system offers flood detection technology. Smart leak detectors send alerts about leaking water to your phone almost instantly, even if you’re hundreds of kilometers away. NEXGEN’s flood detection feature allows you to take action as soon as you receive a notification from your Smart Home system. The sooner you know, the sooner you can act and the safer your home and family will be.
Be proactive in the protection of your family and your home by investing in flood detection products like NEXGEN Smart Home.
Let the experts at Henderson Security prepare your home and your family for potential disaster by contacting us today.