Here's How to Stop Worrying About Water Leaks

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Plumbing leaks and water damage are a real fear for many Indianapolis area homeowners. In fact, water damage is one of the leading sources of preventable claims to homeowner’s insurance companies each year. All it takes is one problem to create thousands of dollars of damage and hours of hassle in cleanup and repairs. Luckily, the Moen Flo water monitor is here to help you avoid these headaches and protect your home as well as its contents.

The Moen Flo water monitor prevents water damage through leak detection. Whether it’s behind a wall, hidden within your foundation, or clearly visible from a faucet, the Moen Flo water monitor tracks water consumption in your home to pinpoint leaks whenever they occur.

Mr. Plumber of Indianapolis helps area homeowners protect their homes and valuables with the installation of the Moen Flo water monitor. Read on to learn more about this innovative technology and how it benefits your family. To have a Moen Flo water monitor installed in your Central Indiana home, contact us today!

About the Moen Flo Water Monitor

The Moen Flo water monitor is a device that is installed in-line on your home’s main water line. It utilizes three different sensors, which monitor water flow, water pressure, and water temperatures of all water that enters your home through the supply line. If a water leak is detected by the Moen Flo water monitor, the device helps you troubleshoot the leak’s location, isolate possible fixtures that may be the leak source, and deploy the help of a plumber to correct your home’s water issues.

A Moen Flo water monitor is proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of severe water damage in your home. The device does so by monitoring your home’s plumbing lines for signs of vulnerability and potential leaks. It is a security system for your home’s plumbing system, designed to protect against major water damage events.

Learning Your Normal Water Usage

The Moen Flo water monitor uses proprietary artificial intelligence to learn what your home’s normal is for water usage – kind of like how a smart thermostat learns your temperature preferences. This means the Moen Flo water monitor picks up on your family’s habits, such as if baths and showers are taken in the morning or evening, or if your laundry and dishwashing loads run on a daily basis or are less frequent. 

This information helps the system track what is normal for water consumption in your home. Combined with the Moen Flo water monitor sensing features, this information helps the device identify leaks, even those as minor as one drop of wasted water per minute.

Water Pressure Monitoring

A Moen Flo water monitor is able to detect even the smallest drips of water leaking anywhere in your home – a feat that most water meters as well as leak detection systems are unable to accomplish. The Moen Flo water monitor has this ability due to its monitoring of water pressure in the home’s lines. Many other devices don’t do this, while the Moen Flo water monitor makes pressure sensing a key technology point.

You see, water pressure throughout your house is comparable to the body’s blood pressure. When water pressure is too high, your plumbing system is subjected to excess stress – just like your body when blood pressure is too high. High water pressure leads to burst pipes as well as broken water fixtures and appliances.

The Moen Flo water monitor keeps a continuous eye on home water pressure. When pressure is too high, you are alerted of this potentially damaging problem so that the right help and repair can be obtained before damage occurs.

Moen Flo Water Monitor Features

The Moen Flo water monitor utilizes innovative plumbing industry technology to provide the ultimate water protection for your home. The system features the following technology to detect leaks throughout your house:

  • MicroLeak™ technology from Moen performs daily pressure-loss tests automatically for your home’s plumbing system. This technology is capable of sensing even the tiniest of leaks in your plumbing system – leaks that are so small you are unlikely to otherwise discover them before they cause significant damage that alerts you to their presence.
  • System alerts for maintenance and plumbing troubleshooting tips to help you best care for your pipes, appliances, and fixtures. These alerts also help you avoid issues that lead to serious water damage in your home.
  • Automatic shut-off capabilities cut the water supply to your home to prevent major water damage whenever the Moen Flo water monitor detects a significant water leak.
  • Remote shut-off allows you, the user, to shut off water to your home using the Moen Flo water monitor system even while away from home.
  • The Moen Flo water monitor mobile app provides notifications in real time to keep you informed of water conditions in your home. The app also allows you to monitor water consumption at home and set goals for water conservation in your household. The Moen Flo water monitor app is compatible with iOS and Android devices.
  • Smart home integration allows your Moen Flo water monitor to integrate with popular smart home hubs such as Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Google Assistant.
  • Optional FloProtect monthly subscription provides enhanced water usage analytics as well as proactive monitoring and water concierge services, as well as a three-year extended warranty. The FloProtect program also reimburses insurance deductibles up to $2,500 in the event of major water damage in a home equipped with this technology.

The Facts on Water Damage

Water damage causes serious destruction in homes, which results in great expenses and sometimes irreplaceable losses. Take a look at some water damage statistics for further support that a Moen Flo water monitor is the right choice for your home.

  • $10,234 is the average loss of a homeowner’s water damage claim.
  • Homeowner’s insurance companies lost $2.5 billion due to water damage claims each year.
  • One in 50 insured homes experience a water damage insurance claim each year.
  • Water damage is five times more likely to occur in a home than theft, and six times more likely than a fire.
  • Approximately 40 percent of homeowners suffer from water damage in the home at some point in time.
  • About 14,000 U.S. homeowners are forced to rush home to tend to a water leak every day!
  • 98 percent of basements in U.S. homes will suffer some type of damage caused by water over the home’s life.
  • Each day, the average home loses 17 gallons of water due to leaks. 10 percent of U.S. homes currently have water leaks that waste a minimum of 90 gallons of water every day. Just a 1/8-inch crack in a plumbing pipe results in up to 250 gallons of water loss in only a day.

Homeowner’s insurance providers like to see their insured customers take a proactive stance to prevent damage in the home. Many homeowner’s insurance companies provide policy discounts for homes with a Moen Flo water monitor installed. Not only does a Moen Flo water monitor help you avoid water damage, it has the potential to help you save on your insurance premiums!

More Tips to Avoid Water Damage at Home

In addition to the installation of a Moen Flo water monitor, these tips help you prevent water damage at home and avoid the expense and hassle it causes.

  • Inspect all appliance hoses at least yearly. Replace them if there is any wear, as well every five to seven years.
  • Maintain your water-consuming appliances and check them regularly for leaks. A failed water heater is a common cause of water damage in a home, which commonly occurs before 12 years of use – know the service life you can expect from each appliance as well as the signs of leaks and other indicators that failure is near.
  • Inspect the caulking around all sinks, tubs, and showers to ensure water tightness. Reseal if you find water is able to escape through these cracks.
  • Before you leave the home for vacation, shut off water to your water-using appliances. Never leave your home if the dishwasher or washing machine is on.
  • Inspect all plumbing piping for cracks. Most plumbing in the home is not visible, but a plumber is able to help you sense leaks that may be hiding behind walls or underground.
  • Know where to find your home’s main water shut-off valve, as well as where shut-off valves to individual fixtures are located. If a sudden leak occurs, you need to be able to shut off water right away to limit water damage.
  • Protect your valuables. Irreplaceable items such as keepsakes and heirlooms are often stored in basements or other areas which can be affected by a major water leak. Find a safer location for these items, and store them in waterproof containers to avoid water damage should a leak occur.

Get the Moen Flo Water Monitor Now!

Start protecting your home and its contents from the damage possible through even a minor water leak – the Moen Flo water monitor is your tool for total water usage monitoring and prevention. Mr. Plumber installs the Moen Flo water monitor and guides you through its use, so you understand your system data and what to do in case a leak is detected. Contact us today to learn more!

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