Smart Plumbing Technology You Should Be Excited About
Plumbing leaks are just about the same as flushing cash down the toilet. Consider this: fifty-seven percent of homeowners who filed a water leak claim in the past few years spent more than $5,000 on cleanup costs; 15% of homeowners spent $20,000 or more.
Though regular maintenance and preventative measures can and do help prevent leaks, smart plumbing technology offers an even greater level of protection against costly leaks and repairs. Most homeowners haven’t considered the potential of smart plumbing technology and it’s up to new construction plumbing contractors to take the initiative to recommend smart plumbing systems.
Here are a few smart plumbing systems for residential use.
The Phyn Plus smart water assistant and shutoff is a connected plumbing device that uses patented, high-definition pressure wave analysis to detect leaks, send alerts and automatically shut off the water in case of an emergency. The smart plumbing system also tracks how much water is being used on an hourly, daily and monthly basis. The Phyn system easily connects with Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT.
Flo by MOEN Smart Water Detector
The water detector can be placed near pipes or fixtures to protect from moisture, leaks or changes in temperature. The Remote Sensing Disk and the Leak Sensing Cable are additional components that can be used for extended range and versatility. The water detector conducts regular health tests and sends alerts to the Flo by Moen app. The device will automatically shut off the water if a catastrophic water leak is detected.
What’s Next for New Construction Plumbing?
Forty-one percent of homeowners say a device that provides water leak alerts sounds appealing. What about the other 59%? They may simply not be aware of the cost-effectiveness of smart plumbing systems, placing the onus of educating homeowners on plumbing contractors.
To offer homeowners the most reliable and efficient smart plumbing solutions, new construction plumbing contractors should seek training to gain expert knowledge of the latest smart plumbing systems. Greater customer satisfaction will make the investment highly worth it.