How To: Prevent a Leak From Causing a Flood

A little water can cause major damage to your home. We know this first-hand: Three years ago, SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson discovered that a leaky pipe had caused his entire home to flood. By the time he and his family discovered the damage, his porch and basement were rotting, and his home had endured $80,000 worth of structural damage.

With SmartThings, you can get an instant notification on your smartphone if there’s water where it doesn’t belong–such as under a pipe, in a basement, near a drain, etc–by purchasing a SmartSense Moisture sensor. This early warning can then allow you to turn off the water valve from your phone, notify a neighbor or plumber, and help you save thousands of dollars in repairs.

Here’s how to set it up:

To learn how other customers are using SmartThings to prevent water damage in their homes, check out these stories:

• Avoiding Costly Water Damage in Your Home
• SmartThings Smells Trouble
• The Great Flood

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