A damp alarm is a type of electronic device that send you a warning any time it comes into contact with damp, moisture or water.
It is very similar to the way a smoke detector works, accept it is for damp. These types of alarms are also known as damp sensors, leak alarms and leak detectors.
They can be found in any commercial or domestic property to tell inhabitants to the presence of damp or water in a timely fashion so potential damage can be minimised by responding to what’s causing it as quickly as the issue is found. The aim of a damp alarm is to make the user aware of any water leaks or damp problems before the on-set of water damage.
Batteries are used in the devices and can be installed the same way you would in a smoke alarm. The units are also a similar size to that of a smoke alarm. These water leak alarms or damp alarms have sensors located on the feet or side of the case, which are calibrated during the time of setting up to log the current surface moisture content level as regular, and, only if this moisture content is surpassed, will the alarm go off.
A damp alarm is typically over 80 decibels: Which is about the same noise as a vacuum cleaner, when you’re the one carrying out the vacuuming. Call us right now to obtain a cost-free quote on your damp alarm supply and installation.
How Damp Alarms Work
Damp alarm systems typically run off of batteries. We also offer wired and automated damp alarm systems or leak alarm systems that can be integrated into your smoke or fire safety systems (if you have these).
For those looking for a low cost option, with no planned works or having to tap into the existing power supply, the battery powered damp alarm system is recommended.
The sensor on a damp alarm is found to the side of the case or on the feet of the damp alarm as mentioned previously: it contains a pair of thin cables, spaced a tiny distance apart. When moisture makes contact with both wires, the resistance amongst the two is lower, enabling the current to travel over the circuit to the alarm, which is initiated and warns everyone near the leak.
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- Certificate of Sanitisation
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Damp Alarm Specialists
Our professional installation fitters can be contracted to install damp alarms to your design needs. Single and multi-zone damp alarm systems can be fitted efficiently and professionally utilising our experience of installing many alarm systems in an array of environments.
Get in touch today to receive a cost-free quotation for your damp alarm or leak alarm supply and installation.