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How to Choose the Best Smart Home Water Leak Detector

Returning home to a flooded bathroom or basement is devastating, not only in terms of damage but also financial expenses. Unfortunately, this is the nightmare realized by 14,000 Americans every single day!

Water damage is the second-largest insurance claim type (on average, over $10,000), so it’s no surprise that you’re searching for ways to protect your home and treasured possessions.

A smart home water leak detector is the latest addition to your smart home that alerts you as soon as a leak is detected, so you can spring into action before it’s too late. 

What is a Smart Home Water Leak Detector?

It’s easy to underestimate the devastating impact of a water leak, opting to pass it off as a minor inconvenience. But it’s true that leaks can quickly escalate and set you back financially. 

Smart water leak sensors are a simple solution to the problem. The sensor picks up any moisture and sends a mobile notification so that you can take action before it develops. With an immediate notification, you can prevent small problems from escalating into costly ones.

But now you’re probably wondering where’s the best place for your water leak sensors. Basements are the most obvious choice. After all, 98% of basements are affected by water damage at some point. Other options include the bathroom, laundry room, or near water heaters and sinks. 

What to Look for When Shopping?

Surprisingly, when you are shopping for a water leak sensor, there is a range of options available. It’s important to be aware of all the different possibilities and specifications of a water leak sensor before making a decision.

Some devices require a hub to operate, while others just use your existing Wi-Fi network. Some use AC power, and others require a battery. And every device has a different way of alerting you. 

Hub Requirements

If you don’t want to deal with the hassle or expense of purchasing a hub to run alongside your water leak sensor, keep your eyes peeled for a hub-free sensor. Hub-free water leak sensors operate using your existing Wi-Fi, making them easy to set up! 


Syncing smart devices is what makes a smart home so fun! If your water leak sensor is capable of communicating with other smart devices in your home, you can set up automated sequences in the event of a leak. 

For example, when water is detected, you could automatically trigger a siren alarm, or even completely cut off the water supply with a smart water shutter valve


If you plan to place your water leak sensor in a narrow space, ensure the proportions match-up. To help reach down even the tightest space, Bazz’s Smart Water Leak Sensor comes with a highly sensitive probe that extends 46”.


Some water leak sensors are battery powered, but some require AC power. Take a look at where you plan to place your sensor, and see if there are any plug sockets nearby. At BAZZ, we understand that areas with water supply don’t always have a power supply. That’s why our water leak sensor operates with a single CR2 lithium battery and has low energy consumption. 

Embed Siren

It’s helpful to have a siren or alert system built into your water leak sensor, to know exactly when a problem starts. The BAZZ Smart Water Leak Sensor is fitted with an internal siren to alarm you and sends you a mobile notification if you’re out of the house. 

If you want to avoid water damage inside your home, make the smart decision and purchase a water leak sensor. BAZZ Smart Home’s smart wireless water sensor offers reliable monitoring, protecting your home from severe and expensive water damage.