Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 162
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 12345 Excellent fail safe for sump
Super easy to install and used a zip tie to attach the sensor below the "flood" level to prevent any damages to home -- love the extension cable so you can place the box out of the flood zone to hear better. CHEAP!!
March 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric This thing works!
I'm sorry to report this thing works! Sorry, because we found out when it started squealing from the basement. Thought it was the smoke detector but quickly realized it was the alarm, alerting us that the main drain was backing up. It alerted almost instantly, allowed me to shut off the washer before it flooded stuff, and get the drain fixed before the backup caused real damage. Best $10 or so we've spent. I've added one under the kitchen sink, and behind the washing machine, as the other two most likely places to have a damaging leak and not know until it's too late. And installation consists of popping a battery into it, and setting it where the leaking water will puddle. Done. It'll take you longer to open the packaging than to set it in place.
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steelmagnolia Easy and effective
Very easy to get up and running - just insert the battery. I like that it can be used as is or the sensor can be removed to place where it is needed and the casing can be mounted elsewhere. This accommodates several different kinds of spaces where I needed to install them. Nice produce.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bob quick cheap water detector
these were easy quick and reasonable much better than finding the hot water heater in a closet flooded because you didn't open the door
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NotAPlumber Works as advertised
We got this after a long saturday of fighting with our washing machine that decided to throw up some missing socks. Fortunately they ended up in the pump trap. Unfortunately accessing the trap required disconnecting the hoses. Since the washer/dryer are on the second floor we wanted to be sure we knew if they started leaking. It turns out they were fine but a line from the AC unit ran into the same drain and I didn't put it back correctly. Shortly after turning on the AC I heard the alarm. It is pretty sensitive so saved a real mess and probably a lot of water damage. Well worth the cost. Just got to remember to replace the battery.
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Solution to a horrible problem
The product seems well designed and when tested worked as advertised. It took very little water to cause the alarm to sound and all I had to do was wipe the contacts to shut it off. I have two by the basement door, which is at the end of an outdoor concrete staircase. We have had three floods (about 1/8 inch of water) recently and I took several precautions against repetitions which seem to have worked. The alarms are a backup should we have water again. Of course if the alarms sound we have to be home to get the vacuum going so if you are frequently away, work or travel, they will be useless. Then I would suggest a more sophisticated system with remote monitoring. Even so you still need to attend to the water. I bought a third one and placed it near the washing machine. Quite frankly, the best solution is to sell the house and find a dry one.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by EricS Great purchase for the price. Also, READ MY HELPFUL TIP!
*design and quality of the plastic housing seem a bit lacking
*if you're not at home or are far enough away that you can't hear it, it can't help you
*no low-battery chirp like smoke detectors
*inexpensive (buy a few to increase your chances of catching a problem early)
*sensitive (dry fingers on the contacts will set it off)
*simply set it on the floor or pull the sensor portion off and hang it down into a sump pit, etc.
*the battery is not being used until water completes the circuit
HERE IS A HELPFUL TIP: After purchasing two for my basement, I set each of them in a dry bowl, slowly filled the bowl to about a half inch water depth and was disappointed that neither one sounded until I lifted each one out of the water. After drying them and drying the bowl, I tried a few more times with identical results. I believe an air pocket may be forming below the unit, preventing one or both of the contacts from touching the water. Here's the elegant, reliable, simple solution I came up with: place the unit on a piece of paper towel! This will help wick the water under the unit, ensuring water reaches both contacts. Repeating this test a few times with dry paper towels yielded repeatable results!
July 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYr73 Works as Advertized
The water alarm is used in the crawl space under our pier and beam house which only gets some water after very heavy rain storms. The alarm is used to alert us when excess water is present so we can use a submersible pump to drain the water out. The alarm has the option to put the sensor up to several feet from the alarm unit.
February 10, 2016