10 Best Leak Sensors Of 2022 – Review And Buying Guide

Finding the best leak sensors that will meet all your needs can be a bit of a challenge, even for the most seasoned expert. While many companies still create good leak sensorss, the market has turned its attention toward advanced models that carry higher price points.

In our quest to find the most suitable models, we focused on features like comfort, adjustability, and durability. We recommend you take a close look at each product we listed here and see the features you need for your personal use.

Keep reading to learn more…

Top 10 leak sensors : Editor’s Pick

10 Best leak sensors Reviews:

1. Govee WiFi Water Sensor 3 Pack, Water Leak Detector 100dB Adjustable Alarm and App Alerts, Leak and Drip Alert with Email, Wireless Detector for Home, Basement(Not Support 5G WiFi)

Features :

  • Real-time Alerts: Connect the gateway to WiFi, and the water leak detector will instantly send emails, App notifications & alerts to your phone when water leakage occurs even you’re not at home. Water sensors and gateway are paired right out of the box.
  • Loud Alarm with Mute: If WiFi is not temporarily available, our 100dB water alarm is loud enough to be heard. Press the Mute button to silence the alarm when you find the leak.
  • Drip and Leak Alerts: Water sensor comes with 2 groups of back water detector probes & 1 group of front probes for pipe dripping detection. Use the App to name each sensor with its location.
  • Connects to Multiple Sensors: WiFi connection gateway has a stronger and more stable signal transmission & lets you connect with multiple sensors simultaneously (10 max).Remember to upgrade your latest firmware on Govee Home App when updates become available.
  • IP66 Waterproof : The completely sealed IP66 waterproof design allows for extended use in high moisture areas. Note: The water leak detector only support 2.4G WiFi, not support 5G WiFi.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.04
Width 1.77
Length 3.46

2. Y201 Propane and Natural Gas Leak Detector; Portable Gas Sniffer to Locate Gas Leaks of Combustible Gases Like Methane, LPG, LNG, Fuel, Sewer Gas; w/ Flexible Sensor Neck, Sound & LED Alarm, eBook

Features :

  • MULTIPLE DETECTABLE GASES: Locates combustible & explosive gas leaks from methane / natural gas, propane, fuel, ethane, butane, alcohol, coal gas, gasoline, toluene, kerosene, sewer gas, and other flammable gases.
  • FLEXIBLE & PORTABLE GAS LEAK DETECTOR: Bend 12-inch length sensor neck in any direction along gas pipes & fuel lines or within confined spaces. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, this portable gas detector sniffer can be taken anywhere to find leaks outdoors or indoors.
  • VISUAL / AUDIO GAS INDICATORS: 6 LEDs with 85dB alarm notify user of presence and relative concentrations of natural gas & propane leaks.
  • ADJUSTABLE SENSITIVITY: Increase sensitivity dial to find small gas leaks. Decrease sensitivity to find larger explosive gas leaks while filtering out false alarms from background gas levels.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY + ORIGINAL DESIGN: We stand fully behind this product and will replace it if it ever breaks! We have an English fluent chemist on staff to answer any technical questions. Also included is a 20+ page eBook on Gas and Air Quality Hazards.

Additional Info :

Color Yellow
Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 2.7
Length 5.9

3. Govee Water Detectors 5 Pack, 100dB Adjustable Audio Alarm Sensor, Sensitive Leak and Drip Alert, for Kitchen Bathroom Basement (Battery Included)

Features :

  • Dripping and Leaking Alarm: Besides 2 groups of backwater detector sensor probes, each detector also has 1 group of front probes for pipe dripping.(Note: Only paired with the gateway of the water detector, cannot paired with the gateway of the hygrometer.)
  • Wireless and Easy to Use: No wire or setup required, the mini size allows you to put it on any place where the water leak may be happening. With kit “B07QP153GT”, you are able to monitor leaks on your phone even you’re not at home.”B07QP153GT” not Included in Package.
  • Adjustable Alarm Audio: Each water leak detector features an 0-100 dB adjustable alarm audio. Loud enough to be heard even if leak happens in basement, press the button to mute the sound when you find the leaking place.
  • Low Battery Alert: The water sensor alarm will beep and flash a red light when a battery is low, or press the button on it to test the battery level.
  • IP66 Waterproof: The completely sealed waterproof design allows for extended use in high moisture areas.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 1.04
Width 1.77
Length 3.46

4. Natural Gas Detector and Propane Detector. Natural Gas Alarm and Monitor for Home, Kitchen, Camper, Trailer or RV. Plug-in Gas Leak Sensor for Explosive LPG, LNG, Methane & Butane Gases w Free EBOOK!

Features :

  • &#9989 PROTECT YOUR FAMILY! – Be worry free and know you did everything to keep your family safe from accidents caused by dangerous gas leaks from your stove, furnace, water heater, washing machine, fireplace, kitchen, garage or grill.
  • &#9989 SAVE YOUR TIME- Plug and Play! Don’t waste your precious, limited free time with complex installations and never change a battery! Just plug in and get on with your day!
  • &#9989 STAY STYLISH – No tacky cord! Don’t drill holes in your wall! This sleek and modern white natural gas alarm is wireless and will complement the style of your home or camper without detracting from your interior design.
  • &#9989 GET MAXIMUM SAFETY – The All-In-One GasKnight natural gas leak detector detects the main deadly gases: 1. Natural gas (Methane, butane, ethane, LNG, etc) and 2. Propane (LPG or liquefied petroleum gas).
  • &#9989 HAPPINESS GUARANTEED – In plain English, if you don’t like your GasKnight, we’ll refund your money. We are an American company. FREE 2-YEAR WARRANTY AVAILABLE. ORDER YOURS TODAY!

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 1.2
Width 3.2
Length 3.4
Weight 0.1875

5. Moen 920-005 Flo Smart Water Leak Detector, White, 3-Pack

Features :

  • PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM WATER DAMAGE: Can be placed in the home wherever there is a risk for potential water damage, such as a flooding basement, washing machine leak, hot water tank failure, etc.
  • 24/7 PROTECTION: Smart technology detects leaks to help reduce the risk of water damage by providing 24/7 monitoring
  • REAL-TIME NOTIFICATIONS: Connects to the Moen Smart Water App to notify you of moisture through notifications to their smartphone. The Moen Smart Water App can also be customized to monitor moisture levels, humidity, and temperature.
  • WHOLE HOME PROTECTION: Offers the ability to use and connect multiple detectors for whole-home protection. Available in single or multi-packs, providing the opportunity to achieve home water management on any budget
  • COMPATIBILITY: Use the Smart Leak Detector as a standalone monitoring device or connect it to the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff (sold separately) for whole-home protection
  • REMOTE SENSING DISC: Includes an extension cable with Remote Sensing Disc that can extend up to 48 inches, making it perfect for reaching tight spaces like under a washing machine or next to a dishwasher.
  • CONNECTION: Wi-Fi is needed to connect to the Moen Smart Water App, but not dependent. If the Wi-Fi is down, the device will audibly notify you, and the LED will flash red to alert the homeowner.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 1.5
Width 2.63
Length 3.25
Weight 0.8

6. Aqara Water Leak Sensor, Requires AQARA HUB, Wireless Water Leak Detector, Wireless Mini Flood Detector for Alarm System and Smart Home Automation, for Kitchen Bathroom Basement, Works with IFTTT

Features :

  • ✽【NOTES】An Aqara Hub is required and sold separately. Requires a secured 2. 4 gigahertz WiFi network connection. The Aqara M2 or M1S Hub can connect up to 128 devices(*use of a repeater such as the Aqara Smart Plug or Aqara Smart Wall Switch(With Neutral) is required).
  • 【FLOOD DETECTION】Whenever the Aqara Water Leak Sensor detects water, it can send an alert to your phone and activate the local alarm on the Aqara Hub to prevent leaks and flooding.
  • 【HOME AUTOMATION】Controls and triggers Aqara connected devices when excess water is detected.
  • 【WIRELESS & SENSITIVE】No wiring or screws are required. The ultra mini design allows you to put it anywhere that dripping and leaking could happen. Our water leak sensor is designed with sensitive leak probes which the threshold of the water level is 0.5mm.
  • 【INDUSTRY-LEADING QUALITY】Durable IP67 water-proof housing with rust-proof exterior coating. In addition, If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 0.59
Width 1.97
Length 1.97
Weight 0.04

7. YoLink Smart Home Starter Kit: Amazon’s Choice Water Sensor 4-Pack & Hub Kit – Our Original Water Leak Sensor (Qty. 4) and Hub Kit. Sensor Compatible with Alexa and IFTTT

Features :

  • Easy to install. Scan, Plug and Play. Full installation and setup in less than 10 minutes
  • Protected and informed, with Realtime phone app notifications, emails, SMS messages and automations (turn on optional sirens, smart plugs..)
  • FAIL/SAFE: Patented technology! Pair your leak sensors to battery powered valve controllers and/or sirens. No internet, no WiFi, power outage no worries!
  • Latest Wireless Technology LoRa: low-power consumption (5+ year battery life) and “Longest Range, by Far!” (1/4 mile, open air)
  • Whole house smart home solution: Your YoLink leak detection system is part of a complete product line, including smart wireless automatic water shut-off and a full smart home solution, including security, locks, plugs & switches, temperature, humidity, and smoke/CO sensors, and more
  • Requirements – Android or Apple smartphone, wired ethernet port or WiFi connection. App is always free, with 5 free texts per device, plus 5, per month.

Additional Info :

Color 4 Leak Sensors with Hub

8. Smart Water Leak Sensor 3 Pack, YoLink 1/4 Mile World’s Longest Range Wireless Water Sensor Works with Alexa IFTTT, Water Leak Detector with App Notifications, Remote Monitoring – YoLink Hub Required

Features :

  • 📶 Why Worry About WiFi? YoLink devices communicate by LoRa, an industrial-grade protocol that provides up to ¼ mile open air range. Devices do NOT connect to your network or even to the internet; they communicate with the Hub. Strong signal level, obstruction penetration, no (WiFi) holes in your internet security, and fully-encrypted communications provide more than most ask for from their smart home system!
  • ⏱ Set it & Forget it! Installs in seconds! The YoLink wireless Water Sensor could not be easier to install; just place near or under the equipment you wish to monitor. Suggested uses are near or under, toilets, water heaters, laundry machines, dishwashers, sinks, fish tanks, in or near sump pumps, and by any other location subject to water leaks and flooding.
  • 📡 Extreme Long Range: Powered by LoRa technology, the long-range yet low-power system offers the industry’s longest receiving range in the market (1/4 mile). Our long-range coverage enables its use in areas challenging for most residential Wi-Fi systems, such as basements, outdoor porch/patio areas, sheds, free-standing garages, even remote outbuildings on your property. Low-power operation squeezes the most out of the batteries, which can last from 2 to 10 years!
  • 📢 Know Now! Choose from activation of 3 siren models, the (audio) SpeakerHub, app notifications, emails, text messages and automated calls*, as well as central station monitoring, for your most-critical applications. This sensor is water-tight and does not have an integral sounder. Consider our Water Leak Sensor 2 and/or one of our smart sirens and/or the new SpeakerHub.
  • ⚠️ Requirements – Android or Apple smartphone, YoLink Hub or YoLink SpeakerHub is REQUIRED! (please search B09FSS95G9 for SpeakerHub, our new audio SpeakerHub or B07TQLKQLJ for the original Hub) and wired ethernet port (original Hub) or stable WiFi connection (SpeakerHub or original Hub) *Optional central station monitoring, and optional add-on SMS and automated calls subscriptions are available. App is always free, with 5 free texts per device, plus 5, per month.

Additional Info :

Color 3 Leak Sensors

9. Govee Water Detectors 2 Pack, 100dB Adjustable Audio Alarm Sensor, Sensitive Leak and Drip Alert, for Kitchen Bathroom Basement (Battery Included)

Features :

  • Dripping and Leaking Alarm: Besides 2 groups of backwater detector probes, each detector also has 1 group of front probes for pipe dripping.(Note: Only paired with the gateway of the water detector, cannot paired with the gateway of the hygrometer.)
  • Wireless and Easy to Use: No wire or setup required, the mini size allows you to put it on any place where the water leak may be happening. With kit “B07QP153GT”, you are able to monitor leaks on your phone even you’re not at home.”B07QP153GT” not Included in Package.
  • Adjustable Alarm Audio: Each water leak detector features 0-100 dB adjustable alarm audio. Loud enough to be heard even if a leak happens in the basement, press the button to mute the sound when you find the leaking place.
  • Low Battery Alert: The water sensor alarm will beep and flash a red light when a battery is low, or press the button on it to test the battery level.
  • IP66 Waterproof: The completely sealed waterproof design allows for extended use in high moisture areas.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 3.7
Width 1.53
Length 3.9

10. Govee WiFi Water Sensor 2 Pack, 100dB Adjustable Alarm and App Notifications, Leak and Drip Alerts by Email, Detector for Home, Bedrooms, Basement, Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry(Not Support 5G WiFi)

Features :

  • Real-time Alerts: Connect the gateway to WiFi and instantly receive app notifications and alerts to your phone, plus emails to your inbox, when water leakage is detected. Stay informed even outside the home. Water sensors and included gateway are paired right out of the box. Note: Only 2.4Ghz WiFi supported
  • Loud Alarm with Mute: When WiFi notifications are unavailable or an audible alert is needed, the 100dB on-device alarm can play throughout the home. Press the Mute button to silence the alarm. If the leaked water is still on the sensor after 8 seconds, the alarm will sound again. The alarm will stop once the sensor is dry.
  • Drip and Leak Sensors: Each water sensor comes with 2 groups of back water detector probes & 1 group of front probes for pipe dripping detection. Use Govee Home App to name each sensor by location for easy monitoring.
  • Connect More Sensors: The WiFi Connection Gateway provides strong and stable signal transmission & lets you connect up to 10 sensors simultaneously for full home coverage. Remember to upgrade your latest firmware on Govee Home App when updates become available.
  • IP66 Waterproof&Low Battery Alerts: The completely sealed IP66 waterproof design allows for extended use in high moisture environments. The water sensor alarm will beep and flash red when battery is low, or you can also press the sensor’s button to find the remaining battery level.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 2.2
Width 3.66
Length 5.12
Weight 9.17

Buying Guide: What to Consider When Select leak sensors

Price

How much should you expect to spend on a product like this? Is it a one-off cost, or is there some kind of recurring element?

When it comes to leak sensors, a great value can come in many different forms. It could be a lower price, impeccable construction, and design, or higher durability. We’ll cover all of these different factors below, where we’re sharing our top picks for the best leak sensors for the money. We’ll go over everything consumers should know to get a great value out of their leak sensors!

Durability 

The phrase “people get what they pay for” is especially true when it comes to leak sensors. The range in durability from person to person can be pretty substantial depending on the materials used in the construction. If someone saves $100 on a leak sensors, but it wears out in 1 month, are they really getting a good value?

Compare that to a leak sensors that costs $50 more but wears out after 1 or 2 years. Most people would argue that the second option is the better deal over the long term. Before purchasing, you should consider how long you want to have the leak sensors and then read reviews to make sure you know how long you can expect it to last.

Consider Where You Purchase 

 

A vast majority of people now buy their leak sensors online rather than going to a brick-and-mortar physical location. That’s largely because online shopping offers greater convenience, and many brick-and-mortar stores can be confusing when it comes to their models, pricing, and types.

While people can’t try out an online leak sensors the way they can in a store, brands often come with generous trials. These allow people to try out the leak sensors for a while and return it if they’re unhappy.

In addition, many online leak sensors are more affordable than their in-store counterparts, because they have less overhead and have cut out the middlemen to pass savings directly to the consumer. If you purchase online, make sure to check to see if they will have to pay extra for shipping or not. A lot of the new companies offer free shipping, but not all.

Types of leak sensors

Before even thinking about all the different leak sensors available,  You should choose the product types that will be ideal for your task.

Design

Choosing a product based on a design that people will love can be tough. Just because you might like the look and style of it, doesn’t mean it’s the best. Below are some steps you can follow that I’ve used in the past when making decisions on which product designs to choose. Today, a lot of e-commerce sites have the same products. Naturally, it means people use product photos and videos to find the best item. Some of the tips in this article will help you choose or design a successful product.

  • Dimensions. How big are these products?
  • Materials. What are they made from? Is there an advantage to choosing one material over another?
  • Generic characteristics. What sort of features do products in this category include?
  • Product-specific functionality. Do certain products have key characteristics that others don’t? 
  • “Vs.” comparisons. Wireless or wired? Portable or desktop? Metal or wood? These are the key A/B-style decisions typically made early in the buying process.

The Verdict

Finally, we hope that our reviews about these leak sensorss will help you to choose your ideal product available on the maker. The question remains, how many of these leak sensors will you use and how often? Some manufacturers come out with newer leak sensors every few months. This is because they know that people want the better leak sensors. It’s all a matter of choice and your budget. The good news is that the features of good leak sensors tend to trickle down in price. If you start off with a cheaper version, chances are you can afford the more advanced versions of it a few months later.