The Sonin 00700 Water Alarm with Remote Sensor has a deceptive appearance. This looks stylish and seriously constructed with a professional devise. But the fact is that it is trash. Before purchasing it I went through the mixed reviews about this apparatus and decided to gamble for $14. Now after using it for 8 months both the money and water is going has gone down the drain. I expected it to work at least for a couple of years. Sadly I had do discontinue because it is not a reliable instrument.
This is basically designed to sense any sort of water leakage and alert it in advance. Once it discovers the water seeping or trickling out, it sends out warning signals. The alarm raised by it is loud enough to wake you up even from your wildest dreams. It emits a sound of intensity 85 dB and is supposed to last for three days. The fact is that the intensity of the sound is high enough only to warn the people inside the house or at the max the neighbors residing close next to the door in an apartment. If you are out of the house, then there is no way you can hear it.
What I dislike the most about this water alarm is that it is not dependable. On some occasion it gets instantly in to action while at times it goes on a slumber. This is not active to safe guard the house. I am looking for an efficient alarm that really saves my day from washing the soaked carpets and drying damp furniture. The water alarm as such is useful in discovering undesirable water seepage from humidifiers, water machine, coolers and refrigerators.
With lot of hope I got the Sonin 00700 and for nearly two months it worked fine. I still remember the day it alerted all of us when the pipe in the basement garage had leaked beyond control. We had dumped our old furniture and other seldom using stuff there and everything was protected from submerging in water. Yet another time for some unknown reason the wash basin the hall was about to overflow and this promptly rang the bell. But for this our little puppy would have got drenched in water. The last time it disappointed me when I saw my costly carpet completely soaked in water and soap from the washer tub. After that I had stopped using it.
I was told by one of my friends that the battery lasts for 8 months. I cannot comment on it because I had ceased using it before that itself. This comes with a test button that facilitates you to inspect the battery charge. I was so dump to periodically check the battery thinking that this equipment can be trusted on its performance. But I was only wasting my time on it. The worst part is that it can only sense the leak and not stop or rectify the water trickling. If only the first half had been done I would have been happy.