If left unnoticed, even a small water leak can lead to major damage, including buckled hardwood, saturated carpeting, and mold. It’s currently estimated that 14,000 people in the US experience a water damage emergency each year and all of these instances mean insurance companies spend $2.5 billion annually on claims. However, advanced leak detection products are already available on the market, and by offering reliable options to your customers you’re also offering a sense of security and increased peace of mind.

There is a wide range of products available on the market and consumers have many choices. From simple, battery-powered solutions that alarm when water passes across two metal contacts to wireless systems that send you a text alert and even advanced options that can shut off the water. To help ease the potentially daunting product selection process for your customers, you should only stock products they can trust.

Independent evaluations of performance, reliability, and safety such as those conducted by UL during the certification process can help guarantee the effectiveness of these products. In short, not all leak detection solutions are created equally. Those bearing the UL Mark have been evaluated to the UL 3225 Standard to help ensure proper operation when your customers need it most.

To learn more about leak protection products or how you can learn about stocking the best options for your customers, please contact Neil Lakomiak at Neil.Lakomiak@ul.com for more information.