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March 29, 2013 / Zircon Corporation

“WE’RE ON A BOAT!” Zircon’s Leak Alert Water Detector Saves Customer’s Yacht

I know we shouldn’t always toot our own horn, but we’re happy to share our customer’s recent testimonial about his amazing experience with our Leak Alert™ electronic water detector…


I wanted to thank the designer of your leak detector for saving my motor yacht. It’s an application you may not have anticipated, but it proved invaluable yesterday.

I have a 35′ boat that I keep in San Francisco bay and bought two of your leak detectors years ago to keep under my engines as a cheap back up to my more expensive high water alarms. I stuck them in there not knowing if they would even hold up in the harsh environment, but thought it couldn’t hurt.

Yesterday a boat neighbor heard a faint rhythmic beeping coming from my boat and called the harbor master. I got the call and couldn’t think of anything that would make that type of sound, but went to investigate. I had completely forgotten about these little guys, but they were trying to tell me that my boat was slowly sinking.

I had two major pumps and float switches fail due to a poor design which left my boat completely at the mercy of the water seeping in through a leaky seal. If not for your alarm, I am not sure I would have gotten to it in time.


Greg Pless (March 20, 2013)

We’re pleased that the Leak Alert came to Greg’s rescue… and who knows when it can come to yours too.

No home should be without a Zircon Leak Alert water detector when having one may prevent serious water damage.  This self-contained battery-powered unit will sound a loud alarm the second it gets wet, alerting you to a potential water leak.

Leak Alert™ floats and signals up to 72 hours

Leak Alert floats and signals up to 72 hours

To see it in action, check out the Leak Alert video.

Place the Leak Alert anywhere the potential for flooding or leaking exists:
– Under sinks
– Near water heaters and sump pumps
– In basements
– Near dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines
– Under fish tanks
– Near plumbing and toilets

Find out about leaks before they can cause major water damage. When the Leak Alert™ detector comes in contact with water, it sounds an 85 dB alarm.

  • Floats and signals for up to 72 hours
  • Fully automatic operation — no wiring required
  • Low battery indicator for optimum safety and performance

For more details, visit


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