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Water Leak Detection Systems for Medical Facilities

Controlling plumbing leaks in hospitals, doctor and dentist offices, dialysis centers and other medical facilities can be a real challenge.

Water leak detection and water damage mitigation technology can be a game-changer in hospitals, medical office buildings (MOBs) and other healthcare facilities, where undetected leaks can have a significant impact. The amount of water-fed equipment in medical and dental offices leaves MOBs particularly vulnerable to damage from leaks, and water can quickly spread to affect adjacent offices.

Not only is the structure itself at risk, but so is expensive medical equipment. Water leaking onto the floor creates a hazard for patients and employees. Indoor air quality can be compromised by mold. And if the building has to be shut down for repairs, patients may lose easy access to critical services such as oncology and dialysis.

ConcernUndetected Plumbing Leaks Lead to…
Control CostsUnbudgeted, expensive building repairs; increased insurance rates or loss of coverage
Equipment ProtectionDamaged medical equipment can take weeks to replace, delaying important diagnostics and treatment recommendations
24/7 AvailabilityUnscheduled office and building closure leaves chronically ill patients without access to critical care

Water leaks can occur at any time, in any part of a building. But risk can be mitigated, and often avoided, by leveraging plumbing leak detection technology from Reliance Detection. Leak detection water sensors and optional automatic shut-off valves can be installed near water-fed equipment or on the main supply line for wide-area protection. Systems can sound alarms, be hooked into the building automation system, and even notify a user via a smartphone app. 24/7 protection and peace of mind can be had for less than the cost of an insurance premium.

How can you control water leaks in medical facilities?

Call us at 888-771-4929 or fill out this short form to discuss your building’s plumbing leak vulnerability points, including…

  • Medical equipment feed lines
  • Dialysis equipment
  • Water-fed dental chairs/cuspidors
  • Water filtration systems
  • Sinks, toilets, & tubs
  • Water heaters
  • Beverage dispensers & ice machines
  • Washing machines
  • HVAC condensate pans
  • Dishwashers
  • Aging valves and pipes
  • And other water-fed appliances and plumbing fixtures

Do you manage or own a medical office building or facility?

For the past decade, we’ve been helping commercial property managers and owners incorporate water leak detection technology into their comprehensive Asset Management and Tenant Engagement strategies. Click here to download a free white paper to help you assess your building’s needs (PDF).

Looking for a specific product?

From wireless wide-area protection to single-appliance monitoring and simple water alarms, we’ve got you covered. Click here for our product selection guide.

References: 1. According to Bret M. Martin, PE, CSP, CFPS, CHFM, CHSP, CHE, CLSS-HC.