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Indoor pipes that freeze and/or burst can be mitigated quickly—if not avoided altogether—with an altogether different technical solution. Place the Lyric Water Leak and Freeze detector near the most problematic of areas (say, the water heater or a sink located on an exterior wall), and this gadget warns you via a smartphone app of dangerously low temperatures that may cause those pipes to freeze. That tip might allow you to catch a disaster before it happens and adjust the heat accordingly; but, if you miss your window, the system's cable will also detect and alert you to the leak so that you can deal with it before too much damage has been done. Available at Amazon; $64.99.
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