Rapid world population growth and lifestyle change contribute to the increased demand for water by mankind. Additionally, low level rainfall in some parts of the world, slowed the replenishment of water supply.
Therefore, each one of us should make our best efforts in the conservation of one the most precious commodity here on our planet شركة كشف تسربات المياه معتمدة, which is water. One such effort is to watch out for water leaks in our homes, no matter how small those leaks might be.
Although some water leaks are so slow that they are not detectable, some known leaks are being ignored by some homeowners. This is due to ignorance to the fact that small leaks that keeps on leaking would sum up into thousands of gallons in a year. Imagine if all homeowners had that same attitude?
Moreover, water leaks not only contribute to worldwide water shortage, but also cause damage to some parts of the house’s structure. Damages to the house structural elements could cause the house to deteriorate faster, collapse, and injuries to its occupants.
Water leak detection can either be done by periodically checking the areas and components of the house’s plumbing system or by installing a commercially available water leak detection device.
There are mainly two types of water leak detection system:
- Passive Leak Detection Systems are usually stand-alone battery-operated devices that produce alarm sound when its moisture sensor becomes wet, these alarms enable the homeowner to locate exactly where the water leaks are and do the necessary repairs. Since these are battery-dependent devices, its battery should be checked regularly.
- Active Leak Detection Systems also sound an alarm when it detect water leaks, and
will automatically stop the water flow. It may use a moisture sensor or a flow sensor in
monitoring any water leaks. There are two types of active leak detection system:
a. Individual appliance systems monitor leaks from a single appliance and automatically shut off water supply to such appliance should leaks be detected.
b. Whole house systems monitor leaks in the whole house and shut off the main water supply to the house should leaks be detected. Whole house system is composed of several moisture sensors which send signal to control valve via radio signal or by means of wiring connections.