Flo by Moen: Leak Detection and Prevention
Do you have a smart home? Do you want a smart home but don’t know where to begin the process? Either way, Flo by Moen is a great place to start in making your homework for you.
Smart homes have become infinitely smarter in the last few years; you can turn on your lights if you’re stuck late somewhere else, record your favorite sports team while you grocery shop, and even synchronize the color of your lamps to the music you play.
Enter: Flo by Moen. Flo will alert you of any potential issues in your plumbing system via text message, phone call, or email (or all three).
With Flo, your home is not only smart but protected from water emergencies, which can be devastating to your home structurally and in the living spaces.
Water damage causes devastation to the structure of your home, your possessions, your mental health, and your wallet.
Moen wants to mitigate the risk of even the smallest of water leaks with the Flo by Moen: Smart Water Detector.
Flo by Moen may even help you save money on home insurance!
How can a water detection system save you money? Read on to find out.
Flo by Moen for Smart Water Detection
Flo by Moen is a smart water meter that monitors your home’s water consumption, runs tests on your system for drips or leaks, and safeguards your home against water damage with an automatic shutoff option.
Flo by Moen detects and reports water leaks.
This means that your shower, bath, toilets, and pipes are hidden behind walls or under the floor will be monitored by Flo.
Flo by Moen is controlled by your Smartphone.
As long as you have a data connection, you will be able to shut your water off, get alerts, peruse your water expenditure, and even call a plumber to fix any concerns to which you are alerted.
The best and smartest part of Flo by Moen is that Flo will shut off your water in the case of disaster.
If you have ever experienced a water leak that has gone undetected, you understand how important it is to have your plumbing monitored.
If you are fortunate enough to have avoided any such leaks, trust us—you are one of the lucky few.
How Flo by Moen Works
The Flo by Moen is fixed on the part of your main water line just beyond the pressure reduction valve and water meter.
The Flo monitors your water temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, the psi (pounds per square inch) of the water pressure, and your flow rate in gallons per minute.
Once a professional plumber has installed the Flo by Moen device, it will monitor your household water consumption and create a ‘water footprint’ for you.
This learning process takes from 7-21 days (depending on the fixtures you choose to monitor).
Flo gathers data on your daily water use when your consumption is at its heaviest and its lightest, your home’s average water pressure and temperature, and more.
The Flo by Moen will also start to run tests overnight (when your water is not in use) for leaks.
It does this through a brief water supply shut off and by monitoring for water pressure changes, and significantly a sharp decrease which would signify a leak.
Flo will alert you to a leak once it's found, but it is unable to determine where the leak itself is.
This means that when a leak is discovered, it is time to call a plumber!
To monitor your fixtures, you will need to subscribe to Flo Protect.
There is an additional, very minimal cost associated with this feature, but the cost of this added security is nothing compared to potential plumbing and home repairs if a leak continues undetected.
In addition to this, Flo Protect gives you an extended warranty that lasts two additional years and offers water damage reimbursement coverage for up to $2500, a Water Concierge (a real-time support network), and a letter to provide to your insurance provider that may save you on your homeowner’s insurance.
Once your Flo is fully operational, you will receive live usage reports and you can set the system to help you minimize your water consumption.
How Flo by Moen Will Save You Money
Flo by Moen can help you avoid costly repairs and potentially save you money on your home insurance.
Even if you meticulously maintain your home, you can’t mitigate every impending catastrophe, especially when the culprit is hidden deep within your walls.
Flo by Moen allows you a look inside your walls so you can monitor abnormally high water pressure or high water usage, and receive alerts for any abnormalities.
This diminishes your chance of catastrophic water damage in your home and ensures that your water bill is not astronomical.
Plumbing issues are one of the most expensive that you can run into as a homeowner.
Water leaks and floods can cause structural damage to your home, destroy your furniture and belongings, and cause mold to grow in your home, which can lead to irreversible health problems.
Even with insurance, flood or water damage can add up to thousands of dollars out of pocket for clean up, repairs, and restoration.
The emotional distress that comes from this type of damage is immeasurable.
The Flo by Moen has the potential to save you thousands of dollars in the future.
Getting Your Hands on Flo by Moen
It is recommended, by Flo, that you hire a professional plumber to install your Flo by Moen equipment.
Majewski Plumbing has a smart home division that is highly skilled and equipped to install your new Flo by Moen.
You can also purchase your new Flo by Moen through Majewski Plumbing.
Majewski Plumbing serves the Cape May County area and can handle all your plumbing needs, including new construction and renovations.
Contact Majewski Plumbing to discuss Flo by Moen and other ways of making your home a smart home.