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Water is both a necessity and a potential hazard in various environments. While it’s essential for life and many industrial processes, water leaks can lead to significant damage, downtime, and even safety hazards. This is where water leak detection systems play a crucial role. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the importance of water leak detection systems, their applications, and the AGS range of solutions.

What is a Water Leak Detection System?:

A water leak detection system is a network of sensors, alarms, and control mechanisms designed to detect and respond to leaks or abnormal water flow within a facility. These systems continuously monitor water usage and the presence of moisture in critical areas, providing early warnings of potential leaks or water-related issues.

The Importance of Having One:

Water leak detection systems are essential for mitigating the risks associated with water damage, which can include structural damage, equipment malfunction, loss of data, and even safety hazards such as electrical fires or slips and falls. By detecting leaks early and initiating prompt action, these systems help prevent costly repairs, downtime, and potential safety incidents.

Areas Where Water Leak Detection is Needed:

Water leak detection systems are indispensable in various environments, including:

  1. Water-Fed Appliances: Such as dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters.
  2. Plumbing Fixtures: Including sinks, toilets, and showers.
  3. HVAC Systems: Where leaks can occur in pipes, coils, or condensate pans.
  4. Data Centers and Server Rooms: To protect sensitive equipment from water damage.
  5. Restrooms: Particularly in commercial buildings where leaks can go unnoticed.
  6. Equipment Rooms and Storage Areas: Where water-sensitive materials or equipment are stored.
  7. Tanks/Containers: Holding liquids or chemicals that could cause environmental contamination.
  8. Heaters and Risers: Common locations for leaks in industrial settings.
  9. Air Conditioning Systems: To prevent condensation buildup and leaks.
  10. Drip Pans: Used to catch leaks from machinery or equipment.

What the Systems Do:

Water leak detection systems utilize sensors such as rope or pucks placed in strategic locations to monitor for the presence of water or moisture. When a leak is detected, the system triggers alarms, notifications, or automatic shut-off valves to prevent further damage.

The AGS Range:

American Gas Safety (AGS) offers a comprehensive range of water leak detection solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of different environments. From compact puck sensors for small water leak detection spaces to sophisticated systems including multiple pluggable water leak rope, providing reliable and efficient solutions. Our range includes products such as the AGSWLM standalone water leak detection controller, AGSP pucks, AGSRP 2 core rope & AGSPLRP 4 core rope with fault detection. Alongside the sensors, AGS also have a wide ride of NSF61 approved water solenoid valves and electronic ball valves for potable water and lead-free brass construction for durability and safety. Relay outputs are available to building management systems, remote audible alarm beacons and SMS alerting.


Water leaks can have devastating consequences for both residential and commercial properties. Investing in a water leak detection system is a proactive measure to safeguard against potential damage, downtime, and safety hazards. With the AGS range of water leak detection solutions, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your property is protected against the threat of water damage. Don’t wait for a leak to become a flood – prioritize water leak detection today and protect what matters most. Contact American Gas Safety or your local representative here for further information.