I have been lurking for a while as I researched Smartthings before buying, and a bit since I recently purchased the home monitoring kit. I also purchased the Smartthings water leak sensor with a specific purpose in mind, but I have not found anything in this forum or elsewhere to know if it will work (if it doesn’t, I’ll just put it in more typical locations). There is a small section in our basement where the carpet by the wall gets wet during very heavy prolonged rain. While we have done some things to hopefully fix the problem, I would like to use the water leak sensor to know if/when it happens again. But I’m not sure if the sensor will trigger sitting on wet carpet as opposed to a hard floor with pooling water. And if it does, I’m concerned about how wet the carpet would have to be before it triggers (if it has to be fully saturated before it triggers, that’s more wet than what I’d like, though I suppose it’s better than not at all). Short of pouring water on our carpet to test it out, I was hoping someone might just know the answer.
Eventually, I would like to also set it up to, if triggered, turn on an a dehumidifier and/or drying fan that we keep down there just in case via smartthings outlet(s). But that’s another topic.