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Zircon Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector
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Zircon

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector

$12.79 /each

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You can help protect your home from water damage with the Zircon Corporation Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector. Place this device anywhere leaks may occur and an alarm will activate upon contact with water.

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battery life ? how long will this unit last in "standby"?

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Denver, Co.
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July 27, 2015
how often do the 9v batteries need to be changed? every few years.....or every few months? just wondering if it puts a drain on the battery while waiting to come in contact with water.
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July 29, 2015
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How long a battery will last depends upon quite a few factors, such as type of battery (carbon-zinc, alkaline, lithium) and whether the alarm has sounded, since when the alarm sounds, it uses up the battery. Standby draw is minimal and supposedly a good battery will last 3 - 5 years. My recommendation is t est your battery every few months and to keep a log of when it has been tested.
Testing is easy.
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How long a battery will last depends upon quite a few factors, such as type of battery (carbon-zinc, alkaline, lithium) and whether the alarm has sounded, since when the alarm sounds, it uses up the battery. Standby draw is minimal and supposedly a good battery will last 3 - 5 years. My recommendation is t est your battery every few months and to keep a log of when it has been tested.
Testing is easy. All you need to do is to wet your finger (and sometimes it is wet enough without wetting it) and touch it across the two sensing terminals on the bottom of the unit. If the unit screams, the battery is OK. You may need to dry the terminals to shut it off again.
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July 28, 2015
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This unit does not drain the battery and it is recommended to replace and retest the unit annually.
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July 28, 2015
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Hi. It really depends on the battery. Nine volt batteries are very inconsistent. I'd recommend major brand names and brand new (from the store) batteries. You should be able to get a couple years out of a really good battery or more. The detector will go off when the battery power get too low. I hope this was helpful. Thanks
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water leak in the wall where shower is mounted. Will this sensor be able to detect where the leak might be inside the wall?

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July 28, 2015
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You will need a different device to "see" through the wall to detect moisture on the other side. the Leak Alert is only designed to detect standing water on a horizontal surface, such as a floor or cabinet bottom or counter top.
When there is water behind a wall, it results in the location of the water being at a cooler temperature than the surroundings. This cooler temperature is measured with an
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You will need a different device to "see" through the wall to detect moisture on the other side. the Leak Alert is only designed to detect standing water on a horizontal surface, such as a floor or cabinet bottom or counter top.
When there is water behind a wall, it results in the location of the water being at a cooler temperature than the surroundings. This cooler temperature is measured with an infrared thermometer that can detect this temperature difference between the wet part and the dry part.
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April 23, 2015
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Hi. The "community" response is correct. Water has to come into direct contact with the Leak Alert. It cannot detect a leak within a wall. Thanks.
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April 11, 2015
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No, this product is placed in an area where a leak may happen then sounds the alarm if water touches it.
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Does Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector come with a battery

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April 20, 2016
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No, this does not come with batteries.
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April 20, 2016
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Hi. Generally, no they don't. But I have heard of them being sold with batteries either in the past or with certain retailers. However, I wouldn't count on the units coming with batteries.
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Would this detect water damage on sheet rock?

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Billerica, Ma
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February 9, 2015
My insurance adjuster used a device that looked like a stud finder, but it detected water damage when he used it against the wall. If not is there another residential device that I can use?
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Your insurance adjuster probably used an infrared thermometer to detect the water behind your sheetrock. The Leak Alert is designed to detect water on a horizontal surface, such as the floor or pan beneath a water heater, the bottom of a cabinet below a sink, the floor or surface onto which an air conditioner cooling coil might leak if the condensate drain is clogged, etc. It does not work on vertical Read More
Your insurance adjuster probably used an infrared thermometer to detect the water behind your sheetrock. The Leak Alert is designed to detect water on a horizontal surface, such as the floor or pan beneath a water heater, the bottom of a cabinet below a sink, the floor or surface onto which an air conditioner cooling coil might leak if the condensate drain is clogged, etc. It does not work on vertical surfaces under normal mounting conditions and cannot "see" through walls. It is especially useful in multistory condominiums where a leak on an upper floor, if undetected, can leak to floors beneath and cause significant damage to other units. Read Less
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February 9, 2015
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Hello. The Leak Alert will not do that. What the insurance adjuster probably used was a moisture meter, which are hand held devices that detect how much water is in the air or walls. The Leak Alert will alert you to the presence of water, but will not measure the amount. We hope this helps.
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Customer Reviews

Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from worked as described I tested it as instructed and it made a loud screech. I then placed it next to my washing machine.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We bought several of these after our water heater broke and caused a lot of water damage to our h... We bought several of these after our water heater broke and caused a lot of water damage to our house. I wish we had gotten these sooner! About a week after we got them, one went off at night and we discovered a small leak under our sink in our master bathroom. So grateful that we got them! It saved us from having another big mess on our hands. I like that they are inexpensive, compact, and loud. I would highly recommend getting these.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product Works well. A bit larger than other water alarms I've used but not an issue for where I placed them.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A week before I bought this product, a water line under my bathroom started leaking slightly over... A week before I bought this product, a water line under my bathroom started leaking slightly over 8 years since it was installed. I tightened the nut on the delivery line & watched it closely for a few days to "make sure" it had stopped. Several days later, it started leaking again, filled the bottom of the cabinet & overflowed into the bathroom floor. If I had the leak detector installed, I could have easily saved myself a lot of hassle, as well as kept from ruining the cabinet floor. These gadgets are very sensitive to any water contact. Just a wet finger on the bottom will set off a very loud alarm.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT WORKED!!! I bought 3 of these over a year ago...placed on floor by water heater, dishwasher & washing machine. Tuesday night I heard beeping and after finding where it was coming from - it was my 6 yr. old water heater! It went off at the first drip of water on my floor. I was able to shut off the water heater value & circuit breaker and had my new Home Depot Rheem heater installed the very next day. No flooding...no damage! This made me remember to go ahead and replace the 9 volt batteries in all 3 too! Highly recommended & very inexpensive!
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good choice for water leak detectors Install the battery and set in place. That's it. The important thing is that some leak detectors can be tipped over accidentally, and in this condition, they do not detect leaks immediately, if at all. The zircon cannot tip over, so it is always positioned to detect and alert the leak.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 1 of 2 didn't work out of the box; they seem cheaply made I ordered 2. 1 wouldn't sound the alarm no matter how much water it sat in. The other worked as advertised, good loud alarm. But the quality of the materials is cheap, maybe that is why 1 out 2 didn't work out of the box. We'll see if the one good one works when a leak actually develops down the road.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely easy to place where water leaks may occur. Earlier this year toilet leaked overnight causing extensive damage to house. So wish we had these detectors! Placed one at each water source including all appliances. The contacts seem to be very sensitive to water (sweaty hands) during tests. The alarm is VERY loud and continuous. Would have definitely wakened us so we could have done damage control. Such an inexpensive way to prevent the disaster we experienced. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2012-08-28
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