Model # BWD-HWA

Internet #100038838

Store SKU #854911

Store SO SKU #1000895681

Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm
0717301121302

Basement Watchdog

Battery-Operated Water Alarm

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
$ 14 47
store icon Loading Buying Options...
package icon Loading Buying Options...
Sorry, but we ran into issues loading these options. Please try refreshing.

Frequently Bought Together

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.
  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24-Gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Model #: BWD-HWA
Sku #: 854911
Internet #: 100038838

Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.

  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24-Gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Questions & Answers

if the alarm goes off and you repair the leak, will the alarm reset when dry so that it can be use again or is it just for one use ??

Asked by: Geo
the cost if a person would run 3 other sensor pads off of one unit? Total run would be less than 30 ft.
Answered by: Byron
Date published: 2018-10-14

what size battery does it take

what size battery does it take
Asked by: Tom
The rectangular 9 volt, like it says in the description.
Answered by: Popop
Date published: 2019-01-08

How often should you change the battery

Asked by: Soggy
After the alarm has ran for an extended period or every two years or the batteries expiration date, whichever comes first.
Answered by: BuildingOwner
Date published: 2018-11-15

Does the wire and sensor have to stay out of the box

Asked by: Nick
Yes. You place the sensor on the floor wherever you think water might accumulate. It is connected by a wire to the alarm box. When water is present, the alarm goes off. Remove the sensor from the water source to silence the alarm.
Answered by: MaryV
Date published: 2018-06-29
  • y_2019, m_3, d_22, h_19CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_2.0.11
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_29
  • loc_, sid_100038838, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=BEST_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_ANSWER_FEEDBACK_COUNT, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 72ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Battery-Operated Water Alarm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 486.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap Insurance for Basement and Garage Flooding After having the horror of a floor drain backing up in the basement, I wasn't about to take another chance in not knowing when water was coming up onto the floor. I bought this water alarm after seeing that I could install the sensor wherever I wanted and have the alarm itself high and dry, closer to where we'd hear it easily. It can detect water as shallow as 1/32nd of an inch deep. Giving you plenty of time to take action before it's a full on flood. It requires a 9V battery (not included) to operate. The manual says it can last up to five years on one battery, since it only turns on when the sensor gets wet. You can place the alarm right on the floor, or you can detach the sensor and place the alarm up to six feet away with the included wire. You may extend the wire up to 100 feet if you need to. This alarm would also work great to detect leaks from things like spring thaw through the foundation, sump pump failure, hot tub leaks or even an aquarium leak. Given that it has a five year warranty and it's so inexpensive, there is no reason not to have at least one of these in your home. It's far less expensive than an insurance claim or paying to repair and clean up water damage.
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This new purchase of a familiar item permits me to highly recommend it as I have had these units ... This new purchase of a familiar item permits me to highly recommend it as I have had these units in service for years. It is a good price, enables battery longevity, has excellent sensitivity to high moisture/water, and the alarm is very high decibels so that I can literally hear it throughout a 3700 square foot house. To improve sensitivity & give even earlier warning of a leak, place a single thickness section of a paper towel, extending well beyond the unit, under the sensors so that the first water of a leak is transmitted to the sensors to sound the alarm.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't know how anyone would have a water heater and not have one of these things. In the past 4... I don't know how anyone would have a water heater and not have one of these things. In the past 4 years they have save me from 2 potential floods in my basement. The 1st one I had I put the batteries in put it behind my water heater and forgot it. 3 years later it went off when the heater began to leak giving me the chance to turn off the water before it became a nightmare...every home should have 2 or 3 of these thing scattered around the house. ABSOLUTLY A GREAT PRODUCT!
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I installed for my basement sump pump and tested it.The alarm sounds immediately after water touc... I installed for my basement sump pump and tested it.The alarm sounds immediately after water touches the two probes and stops when the water o longer touches the probes.I had purchased this same alarm previously and once the water hit the probes the alarm would sound but never stop once the probes had no water on them. They must have made improvements on these alarms since or I just had a bad one to begin with.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from saved me thousands! Bought a house and the previous owner left me this alarm. My water heater just broke and water was spilling everywhere! The alarm went off and i was able to rush downstairs and turn the water heater knob off. This $11 tool saved me thousands in flooded basement damage! Thank you for inventing this. Please purchase without hesitation
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unless you choose to mount the unit on a wall, don't depend on it to stand upright on its own on ... Unless you choose to mount the unit on a wall, don't depend on it to stand upright on its own on the floor over the long term. I had TWO of these alarms in my basement -- one near a drain, the other at the sump crock yards away -- and my basement flooded shin-high without a peep from either unit as they submerged, apparently on their backs, which is how I found them. I faithfully replaced batteries once a year. It took a $30K+ insurance claim, hundreds of phone calls to the insurance adjuster, the contractor, my mortgage company and their third-party releaser of funds -- over the period of an entire year to be made whole again. Then my homeowner's insurance rates went up from $2400 to over $3200 a year, so I had to change insurance companies. Neither alarm unit was the solution for me. If you insist on buying this alarm, mount it up high on the wall and glue the sensor to the floor. Buying two and standing them on the floor is clearly not the solution.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice with a great price.One feature that's great but... Really nice with a great price.One feature that's great but was immediately apparent is that the sensor is DETACHABLE with a long wire that lets you hang the electronics high and dry and put the sensor where you want it.The alarm is loud and sounds like a smoke detector.Would buy again.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This water detector is fantastic. I have one in... This water detector is fantastic. I have one in every bathroom sitting on the floor behind the toilets, one in the basement, and another in the laundry room. They’ve saved me from a major flood on several occasions!
Date published: 2019-02-19
  • y_2019, m_3, d_22, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.11
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_486
  • loc_, sid_100038838, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_homedepot
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 243ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT