As building managers are faced with aging and often neglected infrastructure, leak detection is emerging an increasingly popular, cost-effective preventative maintenance measure being employed in municipal and commercial facilities of all shapes and sizes.
Federal buildings are, of course, not immune to these sorts of problems. In 2015, RDT was approached by a supervisor at the 10-story Social Security Administration Central Office – a 10-story, 250,000-square-foot facility built in 1960 (shown above). What began as an inquiry for HVAC condensate pan alarms for 500 standalone AC units expanded to uncover a potential need for water heater and washing machine monitoring and a variety of leak alarms and sensors.
An initial order was placed for FloodMaster RS-094 water heater leak detection and automatic shut-off systems; RS-096 simple water leak alarms; RS-097 HVAC overflow alarms; and both wired and rope-style water leak sensors for use with these systems.