|Item Weight||14.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||4.2 x 4 x 8.5 inches|
|Item model number||Leak Alert 3pk|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||Zircon Corporation warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for one year from the date of purchase.|
Zircon 63931 Leak Alert Electronic Water Detector Batteries Included, 3-Pack
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- Loud alarm (85 dB) sounds with direct water contact
- Fully automatic operation, no wiring required
- Floats and signals for up to 72-hours
- Low battery warning for optimum performance
- Includes three Leak Alert units, three 9-Volt batteries and detailed instructions
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How a Leak Alert Works:
1. Install the Battery
Install a new 9V battery in your Leak Alert. Just like your smoke detectors, the battery in a Leak Alert should be changed on an annual basis. For additional security,the unit will chirp if the battery is running low.
Lay the Leak Alert flat with the metal contacts facing down. Use a Leak Alert in any location where's there's a potential for water damage and flooding.
3. Respond to Alarm
When the Leak Alert's metal contacts come into contact with water, it will sound a loud 85dB alarm for up to 72 hours. The alarm will be as loud as your standard smoke detector. In the event of a severe flood, the Leak Alert will float and continue to sound an alarm until the battery is depleted. To minimize property damage, respond to the alarm as quickly as possible.
Common Places to Put a Leak Alert
Whole Home Application
The Leak Alert's versatile design means it has an application for almost every room in the house.
In The Bathroom
- Under Sinks.
- Behind Toilets.
- Near Plumbing.
In The Laundry Room and Kitchen
- By the Washing Machine.
- Under Sinks.
- By Refrigerator Water Hoses.
- By Water Filtration Units.
- Under Garbage Disposals.
- Near Dishwasher Plumbing.
In the Basement and Garage
- Near Sump Pumps.
- By Water Heaters.
- Under Utility Sinks.
- Under Plumping Outlets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to plug the Leak Alert into an outlet?
A. No, The Leak Alert only requires a brand new 9V alkaline battery with an extended expiration date.
Q. Are the Leak Alert water detectors reusable once they’ve been set off?
A. Yes, they can be reused after the metal sensor contacts are fully dried. Remove the battery, wipe the detector’s contacts, and let it air dry for a day. After that it is ready to be used again.
Q. Does the Leak Alert work on damp carpet?
A. The two exterior metal sensor contacts must be in direct contact with the WET carpet so depending on the spacing of the fibers, yes. It should sound the alarm if the carpet gets wet.
Q. What kind of battery does this use?
A. The Leak Alert requires one 9V alkaline battery.
Q. What are the product dimensions?
A. 4.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches.
Q. Is there a low battery indicator?
A. Yes, the Leak Alert will chirp (short beep every five seconds) in the event of low battery. You should install a brand new 9V alkaline battery immediately.
Q. My basement and garage can get very cold during the winter, will my Leak Alert still function in that environment?
A. The operating temperature is 32°-120° F (0°-49° C) and storage temperature when it is not being used is -20° to 150° F (or -29° to 66°C).
Q. How loud is the alarm?
A. 85 dB, which is the same or louder than your standard smoke detector.
Top Customer Reviews
The detector could not be simpler in concept. There are two metal contacts approximately a quarter inch apart on the bottom of the unit. When water bridges the contacts the alarm sounds and sounds. You shut the alarm off by drying the contacts with a cloth. I have tested the unit by simply wiping a counter with a wet cloth and setting the unit on the wet table. There is only a thin film of water on the table, but the unit sounds the alarm. I have also found that the manufacturer's claim of a two-year life for a standard nine-volt alkaline battery is conservative.
Other uses: Everyone with an aquarium in the house needs one of these babies at the rear of the aquarium stand. I had one in place at my aquarium and it prevented some real damage when a filter developed a leak.
Ok, I had to come back and update this. The day before I was to leave on a weekend trip I heard a noise from the attic. I went up there to check on it. I found my hot water heater leaking. Wonder what I would have come home to if I had not had one of these... I'm glad I took my own adivce.
A few things to note the alarm won't go off unless the sensor gets wet so positioning of the device is important. Put it where you expect water to pool or to flow or in the case of a sump pump or well put it inside so that you can get a warning before the water over flows. Also the device floats so you might want to anchor or tether it down.
For an unmonitored water detection system it works pretty well. $.. is a small price to pay for peace of mind. Think about how much damaged a small flood could cause if left unnoticed...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have one next to each water source. Makes a loud enough noise when sensor contacts water. I bought and additional 5pk to use in my rental unit next to the water heater and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by TK808
You don't know how an item like this will work until you need it; and you hope, like a smoke or CO alarm, that you never will. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ray V
Tested fine right out of the box. No leaks since the last disaster, so time will tell. Plenty loud. Spent far more on a single detector so this was great.Published 6 days ago by Richard H. Ashley
Love them. Just gives me added security that things are leaking in our house. They are real loud and the battery stays good for a very long time. Cheap security.Published 6 days ago by Robert Hookway
Saved me from thousands of dollars of damage when plastic tubing feeding the refrigerator ice maker cracked and started dripping water on wood laminate flooring. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Weed Warrior
So far, so good. VERY sensitive. Put one under the sink in little used guest bathroom. Went off when just a couple drops of water made their way into the sink cabinet (had just... Read morePublished 9 days ago by R. L. Eccles
I tested one and it is quite sensitive. The alarm goes off as my damp fingered touched the wire terminals. Read morePublished 11 days ago by T. Tran
Great price for piece of mind. On a fluke a few drops of water leaked out of our fridge, but it was enough to set off the alarm, so I am confident they will work well in case of a... Read morePublished 13 days ago by DearestJane76