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How do I test my leak detector?

Create a puddle by putting a small amount of water (a tablespoon or so) onto a flat surface. Place the leak detector in the small puddle so that both metal rings on the bottom of the leak detector are in contact with the water. Your leak detector should begin to sound in a few seconds, and the LED on the top cover next to the logo will blink red.

To stop the leak detector from sounding, dry off the bottom rings, especially between the two rings. Blowing on them may help dry them off and shut off the alarm.

Within 30 to 60 seconds after your leak detector alarm sounds you should receive a push notification on your smartphone alerting you to a possible water leak.

If your leak detector did not sound, it may be because your batteries are low. This is unlikely because your Roost app will alert you before the batteries run out. However, the appropriate action at this point is to reset your leak detector and test again after the LED stops blinking green.

If your leak detector sounded, but you did not receive a notification on your smartphone, please make sure:

  • You have enabled notifications from Roost on your smartphone
  • Your leak detector has adequate Wi-Fi signal strength

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