leakSMART® to Help Homeowners Prepare for Winter Weather

(Bedford Heights, Ohio) Jan. 26, 2016 — As the newest winter storm, Jonas, is on its way, consumers can protect their home from potential water damage caused by freezing pipes by installing leakSMARTTM, the market’s leading complete home water protection system.

With expected snowfall of potentially more than a foot and temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, consumers can install leakSMARTTM to conveniently protect their home from water leaks due to burst pipes caused by freezing temperatures.

According to State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., an average of a quarter of a million American families have one or more rooms in their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter by water pipes freezing and breaking. leakSMARTTM can prevent this water damage, providing homeowners with complete peace of mind.

JaNette Barnett, vice president of marketing and sales for Waxman Consumer Products Group – parent company of leakSMARTTM – describes the importance of leakSMARTTM in regards to the upcoming winter storm. “The possibility for burst pipes this time of year is very high, especially with temperatures that can fall below 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the Northeast and Midwest,” Barnett said. “leakSMARTTM proves to be extremely valuable, especially during the winter months,, considering just a one-eighth-inch crack in a frozen pipe can spew 250 gallons of water into the home in just one day.”

leakSMARTTM also gives homeowners complete control of their home’s water, whether they want to remotely turn off their home’s water supply when at a second residence for the season or away from home for an extended period of time – or to simply ensure that their home’s pipes are protected from falling and freezing temperatures.

Using the leakSMART Valve, wireless and waterproof Sensors, Hub and App (available on both Android and iOS), the innovative leakSMARTTM system works to detect a leak, stop the water immediately, and simultaneously also alert homeowners – all in less than five seconds.

Consumers can purchase a stand-alone leakSMARTTM system directly from the manufacturer or from Amazon. leakSMARTTM can also be added to any compatible ZigBee® smart home system, including Wink® from The Home Depot®.

For more information about leakSMARTTM, visit leaksmart.com.

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About leakSMART®

leakSMART® is a patented water mitigation solution that provides complete home water protection with leak detection and monitoring for everything from burst water supply lines, washing machine leaks, and leaks from other everyday appliances and plumbing fixtures throughout the house. leakSMART® then automatically shuts off the main water supply when a leak is detected in the home. The system also immediately alerts the homeowner on a smart device when a water leak occurs — all in less than five seconds. For more information about leakSMART®, visit leaksmart.com.

About Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc.

leakSMART® is a trademarked solution that has been designed, developed and manufactured by Waxman Consumer Products Group, Inc. (Waxman). Based near Cleveland, Ohio, Waxman has more than 500 employees from around the globe who design, develop and distribute efficient and innovative products for nearly every room in the home. The company specializes in surface protection and floor care, home improvement and hardware, and home organization and storage solutions, among other categories. For more information about Waxman or any of its brands and solutions, visit waxman.com.