This Detector Alerts Homeowners of Common Home Problems

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 23, 2016
References: getroost & readwrite
Roost's new smart leak detectors could make living costs much cheaper for users.

The 'Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector' can detect a variety of common home problems including water leaks, frozen pipe water damage, mold and mildew damage and "inefficient energy usage." Once it finds a problem in the home, the leak-detecting device sends an alert to the homeowner's phone with its accompanying app. Roost's estimates show that the device may be able to save U.S. homeowners and insurance companies up to "$8 billion per year in water damage," as a result of catching problems before they worsen.

These leak detectors make the home more energy efficient and prevent the increase of costs that come with fixing common issues by detecting these problems before they take over the home.