Floods are often described as an overflow of water production into a dry place, such as your home. Floods are commonly presented in large quantities that can cause a lot of damage both environmentally and financially, depending on the cause of the flood.
They can cause many problems when they occur and even take lives. They can affect people mentally and emotionally, causing long-term mental health problems. Damage to a house and other types of building is also prominent and can multiple problems in terms of costs to repair. Furthermore, flooding destroys crops, plants and other aspects of the environment when floods hit harshly, such as natural disasters.
Flood Monitoring & Flood Alarms
It is important for everyone to have flood awareness and more importantly flood alarms/flood monitors systems that can essentially pre-warn homeowners or residents of incoming floods or a possible flood in a household caused by burst pipes for example. Having these systems in place can prevent excessive damage and limit the loss of paramount assets that we all value.
Flood monitoring is a clever and productive way to monitor floods and prevent damage when a disaster strikes, at any moment. In the United States, reports have shown that over 800 floods a year were caused by water pipe breaks that have resulted in excessive damage, leading to repairs that amount to over $15,000 for most occupants.
Because floods are so aggressive, they can cause additional problems, such as mold development that can only take 24 hours to show in the affected areas. The flood monitoring and alarms can help with this by preventing the damage but also taking action is required to repair the damage as soon as possible. Many systems have a service that will provide real-time alerts and warning to you, detecting floods and allowing you to act fast to control the flood.
Flood monitoring and alarm systems works in a way that will ensure water sensors are installed where major appliances are, for example, a washing machine that is often used and produces a lot of internal water. The system will also be able to detect overflowing of water and send you a flood alarm message to the primary homeowner.
In the early stages of a flood, the flood monitoring will detect water and alarm you immediately via a call or text message; allowing you to act fast. Additional systems that can go further in prevention, is an electronic device that can automatically detect and root the problem, therefore cutting off the water point and controlling a possible flood.
A standard flood monitoring system that has a built-in detector and alarm normally has three sensors that will probably become exposed to the water when a flood arises, when this happens an electrical circuit is complete, therefore sending a signal to the monitor and will set off an alarm, providing prior notice of a flood that could progress. Some alarm systems will also alarm secondly stations such as an emergency helpline when floods occur, most of which are open 24 hours a day. Furthermore, if a flood was to happen during the night it can be tricky for some to hear the alarm, but if a helpline or station can detect it before further damage then the emergency services can be contacted in good time and provide safety for the homeowners.