Install Flood Alarms

Install and maintain flood alarms on plumbing fixtures/appliances to alert you to water leaks.

Flood sensor lays on wood floor

Flood alarms are a relatively inexpensive method to alert you to water leaks inside your home.

Depending on the model of flood alarm you own, when water touches a flood alarm's sensor, it may make a noise or turn on a visual indicator. Some alarms can even alert you or an alarm service about the presence of water in your home, giving you peace of mind when you are away from home.

Because some insurance policies require that you actively monitor your home for flooding, alarms that alert you or an alarm response service about water in your home could ensure that you can make an insurance claim in cases of flood damage. Flood alarms are also helpful for identifying plumbing issues like leaky pipes in your home, which could help prevent water damage from small flooding events due to disrepair.

Take some time to determine what kind of flood alarm is right for you. If you are hard of hearing, you can install flood alarms with visual indicators like flashing lights. Check out the Intact Centre's video on flood alarms for more information.