Zircon Compliment - Zircon Leak Alert - Peace Of Mind Saves Piece Of Carpet
The old saying about basements is, either you've gotten wet or flooded in the past, or it's out there on the horizon waiting for you. Now in no way am I making light of the current Midwestern flooding situation, a cruel act of fate - I feel for those suffering.
That being said, I'd like to put a shout-out for a nifty little product I picked up a couple years ago for about 15.00 that has saved my carpeting and possessions in my basement at least 5 times. Aggravated at having to replace my carpeting remnant years ago when my sump pump failed, I started looking for a way to alert me if there's another such failure, or leaky pipe, water softener or central air runoff leak.
I picked up this nifty little alarm at a home improvement store called the Zircon Leak Alert. Basically, it's a little plastic box with a couple of leads that encircle it making contact with the basement floor. When water/moisture come in contact with the two leads, it completes the circuit triggering the alarm that sounds much like a smoke alarm.
Today, this little gem alerted me to some water on the floor, enabling me to just reach the sump pit in time to find that my plastic bobber/trigger had jammed, and I was about to be flooded and ruin my carpet. Thankfully, I was home to remedy the situation. The Leak Alert operates on one 9v battery and has been a real asset to keeping my basement and possessions dry. If you are a person with a basement with a sump, you really should consider getting this worthwhile and inexpensive product, it just might save you too.