Water damage is one of the main ways that the value of a home can be diminished. Accidents will happen Water heaters break down and water pours out, washing machines overflow pipes wear thin and leak - and when these things happen, water will start to destroy your home. Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of water damage is that it can occur with almost no sound you may not know you have a leak until your basement is flooded! Now you can minimize the risk of water damage with this Water Alarm. The Water Alarm requires only a 9-volt battery (battery not included), and when placed on the floor it can detect water that is only 1/32deep This is thanks to solid state circuitry which is highly reliable. The Water Alarm also has a 6-foot sensor wire so that you can extend it into a sump pump, or simply mount it on a wall to stretch it to another location. Plus, up to an additional 200 feet of wire can easily be spliced in to provide extra length. When the Water Alarm detects water it emits a loud 110 decibel alarm as loud as most car horns And don't worry that you will miss this alarm if you are out of the house when water is first detected the Water Alarm will sound continuously for 2-3 days depending on existing battery life Consider one for the basement one for the kitchen the bathroom or anywhere that water may become a hazard. Keep your home safe and secure with the Water Alarm. Assembly level degree of difficulty No Assembly Required.