I woke up for work last week and had a pushover popup that I saw when turning off my alarm. "Water leak detected - Utility Closet". Checked it out, and there was a small puddle in the closet. My Samsung leak sensor was on the outskirts of the puddle. Only a few cups of water. It wasn't clear as to where it came from, since my Dome valved closed the main shut-off via RM. It rained a TON in NJ the night prior, I figured maybe some water got in. Opened the Dome valve and expected nothing to happen and immediately water starts pouring out of my water heater tank. 8 year old tank, 6 year warranty. I shut the water off, called out of work and was at Home Depot a few hours later getting a new tank...
I bought a HE at first specifically for water leak automation. I had no intention of doing anything else with it, but we know how that goes
This could have been a real mess. The water tank is completely out of sight and it could have been many days before I realized there was a problem. By then, who knows how much damage could have been done. Hundreds, thousands of dollars of damage perhaps? You hear the horror stories, and that was one of the motivators for me to get a system like this up and running.
Shout-out to the HE team and community members for evolving this product into what it is today. I hope to not need it to perform in this scenario again, but I know it's watching just in case.