If your home has a basement, then you probably know what a “sump” is- it’s the hole where all the liquid that condenses or spills in the basement ends up. It is absolutely essential since the water has no way of leaving the enclosed basement and since exterior drainage systems have an unfortunate tendency to clog up. Hence the Sump pit, and the Sump pump. The water is pumped away as soon as it accumulates, no problem. Right? not quite. Without water release monitoring and sump monitoring the day will inevitably come, when the pump motor burns out, or the pump trigger becomes sticky.
Or maybe the drainage pipe of the pump get clogged up. And since the basement is out of sight and hence out of mind the first hint you have of the problem is when you descend the basement stairs only to find yourself ankle deep in water. Sump monitoring enables you to keep a handle on the situation in the basement 24/7, so you can take remedial action.