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Installing a flood sensor will protect your home from damage and, more important, protect your health from harmful mold.
Mold and mildew flourish in dark places, and your basement can be a prime area, if it is vulnerable to flooding. Mold spores can be carried through your air-conditioning system to other parts of your home.
Before you know it, you have a sick home and unhealthy is remaining indoors causing family members to suffer from respiratory problems, like allergies and asthma.
Your best bet may be a flood sensor that will detect the earliest signs of trouble. Once you have the early warning system in place, take steps to end mold growth in your basement.