"Roost Detecting Leaks in Canada "
Sunday at 2:30pm, my cellphone's alarm rang out loudly. Desjardins' Alert System let me know that there was a problem at my house in the upstairs bathroom: the humidity was at 75%. My building manager was alerted at the same time. Having experienced major water damage some years ago, I was worried. Water damage ends up costing dearly in money spent on repairs and in time lost. Was the alert a serious problem? I didn't know yet. But ten minutes later, another alert from my phone announced flooding. The alert turned out to be real; the warning caused by a small leak from the bathroom sink drainage system. It wasn't enough to damage the flooring below, but it was enough to make me worry. My building manager went and wiped up the water. If it had been a huge leak, the building manager would have had to cut the water to the building to limit the damage. The alert system works well -- even very well.
Note: The Desjardins Alert system is enabled by the Roost Smart Water Leak detector. Desjardins is a Roost Insurance partner in Canada.
"I was in the next room and Roost still saved our basement."
In the past we've had our hot water tank crack and drain into our basement, damaging the carpeted office and furnishings in the adjoining room. I recently placed a Roost Water Leak Detector near our hot water tank to help avoid any repeat occurrence. Well, our new front-load washing machine requires periodic cleaning, so the other day I cleaned the filter and replaced the cap, started the machine's self-cleaning cycle, and went to work in my office - the next room over. After about 15 minutes I received a notification on my phone from the Roost app of a water leak at the hot water tank. I rushed to the tank and found the Roost detector in a large puddle of water. I couldn't find any water leaking from the tank, so looking further, I discovered the water was coming from under the washing machine. I quickly checked the washer's door seal, stopped the cycle, and soon determined that I had not properly tightened the filter cap after cleaning it. I tighten the washer's cap, then all was well. Thanks to the Roost Water Leak Detector and app notification, I was able to prevent basement flooding and damage to electronic equipment in the next room. These devices work great and I highly recommend them!
"My carpet was saved!"
My Roost leak detector alerted me at 3:30am that my A/C unit had frozen up and the condensate line had plugged up and was discharging water onto the floor in our A/C closet in the hallway of our building. This saved having the water leak onto the carpeting in the common areas and allowed me to get a jump on calling for repairs a few hours later. Nice save!
"Roost Helped Save My Home"
A couple of months ago, we decided to invest in a Roost Smart Battery after my mother moved into the apartment above our garage. We wanted extra peace of mind that she was O.K. when we weren't at home since we live in a rural area.
A few days after installing the Roost battery, while my wife and I were away, I received a notification on my phone letting me know that an alarm was going off in the apartment. I immediately called our neighbor to check on my mom and the house. A malfunctioning bathroom fan in the apartment where my mother was staying had caught fire. She had tried to put the fire out herself but realized that the rafters above the fan were also on fire and it was now out of her control. After unsuccessfully trying to call 911, my mother got in a car to go find help.
Thankfully my neighbor met my mother half way up our driveway and called 911 for us. The fire department was able to save half of our home because the Roost battery let us know of the alarm. They told us that in another 15 to 30 minutes, our entire house would have been in flames. We are now telling everyone we know about Roost.
"Heavy rains flooded my crawlspace but Roost saved me from more trouble!"
My crawlspace flooded after we got 7" of rain. Thankfully, my Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector alerted me so that I could clean up the water and prevent damage to my home's foundation, accumulation of mold, or damage to my hot water heater.
I've had three previous leaks in my crawlspace last year, so wanted to know when water was getting in so that I could start pumping it out. I already owned Roost Smart Alarms, so thought the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector would be a great solution.
I knew there was a big storm coming, and my Roost detector let me know when the groundwater started leaking from the stairs and surrounding ground into my crawlspace. I was able to be proactive about getting the water out of there.
"Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze detector saved my basement from flood damage."
My Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector alerted me to water in my basement due to a malfunction in my sump pump. If not for the Roost leak detector my entire basement would have flooded with several inches of water or more. I had previous problems with my sump pump and found out about Roost when searching on the internet for solutions. I found the Roost leak detector on a "Top 10" list. I liked that it was a battery powered unit at an affordable price, and that it would alert my smartphone if it detected a leak.
I would happily recommend the Roost leak detector to my friends, particularly in locations where a slower leak is the concern. My home insurance is with Country Financial. I'm glad I didn't have damage and have to file an insurance claim!