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Finding a Commercial Leak Sensor

Commercial leak sensors are an essential part of any business. They protect your property and your employees by detecting leaks before they become a problem.

Leak sensors can be particularly powerful when they are used to create a system of sensors. By strategically choosing the types of leak sensors and locations, you can gain insight into every corner of your commercial building!

In this article, we will discuss why it is important to install a system of leak detectors in your commercial building and provide some tips on finding the right sensor for your needs.

How do you find an unknown water leak in a commercial building?

There are many ways that you can find unknown leaks in your building. The two main methods can be split into two categories: Manual and Automatic. You will likely want to use a combination of methods to ensure that your building is as protected as possible!

Manual leak detection includes:

  • Tenants reporting leaks

  • Staff reporting leaks

  • Reviewing video of key areas remotely (by yourself or a property manager)

Automated Leak detection includes:

  • Individual leak sensor alerts

  • Leak sensor system alerts

As you can see, the best way to find an unknown water leak is by setting up technologies that can help monitor the hard-to-reach areas of your building. Modern leak sensors allow you to be alerted within seconds of a leak occurring!

This is a much more reliable method because it does not rely on self-monitoring and reporting. With leak sensors, your building is protected 24/7!

Is there a device to find water leaks in commercial buildings?

The best device to find a water leak in a commercial building is an industrial-grade water leak sensor. These sensors are different from most leak sensors because they come with extended rope lengths, stronger adhesive pads, and are able to connect with a larger system.

water leak sensor droplet duo
The Droplet Duo™ by Perceptive Things® is an industrial grade leak sensor that comes with dual probes.

When you have a space as large as a commercial building, you will want to install multiple sensors to create a larger detection system to ensure every corner of your building is being monitored.

This is very convenient because you can also install a suite of other sensors unique to your building simultaneously!

For example, if you run a commercial kitchen you may want to take advantage of both ambient sensors to monitor room temperatures as well as motion sensors to detect high-traffic areas of your building.

These two different sensors can combine with leak sensors to form a system of sensors that gives you visibility into the day-to-day happenings within your building.

Ambient sensors can tell you details such as the humidity and temperature of your building, which can be important for specific machinery or foods. Additionally, motion sensors can help you monitor how frequently areas of your building are being used and can help you save money by reducing electrical usage in less frequented areas.

How do I find water leaks in my commercial building?

To find future water leaks in your commercial building, you will need to install a system of commercial leak sensors.When choosing a commercial leak sensor, it is important to consider the size of your building and the type of leaks that you are most likely to experience.

For example, if you are concerned about leaks in your plumbing system, you will need a sensor that can reach and adhere to these challenging areas. There are many different types of leak sensors on the market, so it is important to do your research before making a purchase.

Once you have installed your sensor system, it is important to put an alert system in place so that you can be notified of any leaks as soon as they are detected. This way, you can take action to fix the problem before it causes any major damage.

When you have a space as large as a commercial building, you will want to install multiple sensors to create a larger detection system to ensure every corner of your building is being monitored.

Finding a commercial water leak sensor

There are many things you should consider before selecting a commercial water leak sensor. Each building has different needs and you may want to consider how the leak sensors combine with other types of sensors to fully cover your building.

Here are some other things you should consider when selecting a commercial leak sensor:

  • Size of building

  • Visibility of high risk areas

  • Types of leaks you are likely to experience

  • Durability of the leak sensor

  • Battery life of the leak sensor

  • Ability to provide real time alerts (via text, call, email)

Commercial water leak sensors

Commercial water leak sensors are different from regular ones. They are stronger and can reach more places. They also work with a system to help find leaks in your building.

We've included some information on our two most popular sensors below, but you may also want to check out our post on The Best Water Leak Sensor to learn more!

Droplet Duo™

If you are looking for a commercial leak sensor, we recommend the Droplet Duo™. It is a dual probe water leak sensor with 3M adhesive pads for secure surface attachment. The transmitter sends an alert to your phone or email when it detects a water leak, so you can take action to prevent damage.

Droplet Pro™

Another great option for a commercial leak sensor is the Droplet Pro™. It is an industrial-grade IP-67-rated moisture sensor that uses a 3-meter rope sensor to detect the presence of moisture along its entire length. The sensor body has internal magnets so that the unit can be mounted to iron surfaces like mechanical equipment or beams.

Final thoughts on finding a commercial leak sensor to protect your building

Leak detection is an important part of protecting your property from water damage. By installing a commercial leak sensor system, you can rest assured that your building is safe from leaks!

If you have any questions about our products or services, please feel free to contact us at any time. We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.

Have you used a commercial water leak sensor before? We'd love to hear about your experience in the comments section below!

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