I thought I’d share another “saves the day” story that happened to me this morning.
I’m sitting at my laptop today working from home, when all of a sudden my main water valve turns off because of a leak detected:
Why? Well because this little $25 leak sensor (in the red box) picked up water on my laundry room floor, and automatically shut off the valve and turned off the clothes washer that’s plugged into a zigbee outlet:
What caused the leak? A cheap drain pump which eventually failed with broken blades, seal and cracked housing. Yay! I suspect the failed components took some time to get that way, but it all came together today and made for an interesting morning.
Cheap pump: (Replacement via Amazon on it’s way!)
I can deal with not doing laundry for a day or two vs replacing flooring and all the work/cost associated with a water leak!