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Can You Prevent Water Damage from Leaks?


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Normally, if I were to talk about leaks, I’d be talking about memory leaks. However today, I want to talk about water leaks. Twice in our home, we’ve had water leaks and had damage. I decided to check out this little device that has sensors on the bottom of it to detect leaks. The Leak Frog Water Alarm runs off of three AAA batteries, and stands ready to warn you of a water leak, day or night.

LeakFrog is the small water alarm with a big job. Behind the cute smile is a brain that knows when you have a water problem. LeakFrog sits patiently day and night – ready to sound its alarm at the first sign of a leak.

If you have smoke alarms in your home, you need LeakFrog too. Simply place LeakFrog in the areas where leaks or water over-flow might occur. When water starts to puddle, even if it’s only 1/32 inch of water, LeakFrog sets off its alarm to alert you. If no one is home, the alarm will continue to sound for hours until you return. Leakfrog works best on floors of wood, tile, metal or concrete.

LeakFrog can detect water leaks from any water source:

  1. Toilets
  2. Dishwashers
  3. Sinks
  4. Tubs
  5. Refrigerators
  6. Hot Tubs
  7. A/C Drip Pans
  8. Washing Machines

Water and mold can cause extensive and costly damage to your home. Isn’t it worth the $12.00 price tag for this extra peace of mind? The only complaint I have is that the designers made it so that you can only access the battery compartment with a precision screwdriver. How insane is that?

What other cool household gadgets do you know of or own that can help save you money, or keep you and your loved ones protected?

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Closet and Ceiling Repair

As if life wasn’t difficult enough right now, we came home from dinner the other night to discover that the ceiling in our master bedroom had partially crumbled.

Ceiling Destroyed (1)

This is a rental unit (an actual house). We’ve seen our fair share of problems in the past, but these issues are further exacerbated when it rains. Nothing has ever been this bad, though. Thank goodness we had started doing laundry that morning, otherwise it would have been even worse on the closet floor.

Ceiling Destroyed (2)

Repair folks came out this afternoon to assess the damage. The good news is that we shouldn’t be living here for too much longer. The bad news is that we have to live here for the time being, and there’s an insane amount of mold and mildew here – which means we won’t be able to sleep in our own bedroom for a few weeks.

Ceiling Destroyed (3)

The carpet is heavily damaged, and it seems that the house owners had covered up old carpet with new carpet during an earlier update process. It’s shoddy worksmanship, through and through – and I haven’t even told you about another ceiling zit we’ve found in a downstairs bedroom. Yay.

Ceiling Destroyed

Would someone please wake me when this is over?