North Olmsted, Ohio… From running toilets to leaky windows and wet weather, Moen is giving homeowners more power than ever to proactively protect their homes from the unexpected with Smart Water Security. Moen® Smart Water Security products include the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff, the Smart Leak Detectors and the Smart Sump Pump Monitor: all devices that work to provide multiple protection streams.
“Water leaks in the home are one of the leading causes of preventable insurance claims each year – with the average claim for non-weather-related water damage costing nearly $10,000*,” says Suzy Kummer, senior product manager, Moen Smart Water Network. “With the Smart Water Security System, we’ve given homeowners the power to understand their water usage better and help prevent water damage, completely transforming how they experience water in their homes.”
While homeowners go about their day, the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff is working in the background, 24/7, to monitor for potential water risks and leaks. It can intelligently and automatically take action to notify the homeowner and automatically shut off the home’s water to reduce the risk of water damage. With this technology, even small leaks, as small as one drop per minute, can be detected immediately. In fact, the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff can help reduce more than 90 percent of annual household water waste when potential leak issues are promptly addressed** and, within 30 days of installing the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff, 60 percent of homeowners discovered a leak they didn’t know they had.***
For added protection, users with the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff, and a Smart Faucet or Smart Shower can experience more advanced features, such as Winterize Mode. This setting can be manually triggered if the homeowner won’t be home during winter or extreme temperatures. The network will use the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff to shut off the water coming into the house, then purge the water line via the Smart Faucet and Smart Shower to avoid freezing pipes.
With the Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff, homeowners also can now monitor water usage, by fixture type, where Moen smart water devices are located. This data also provides the ability to set conservation goals and be more mindful of resources.
For protection against ingress flooding, a sump pump is often the last line of defense against flooding. The Smart Sump Pump Monitor detects potential risks or failures and alerts homeowners through the app before the rising water overflows and causes damage. For protection around appliances, under sinks or areas of concern for leaks, the Smart Leak Detectors will let users know when water or high moisture levels are detected so they know when water is in areas where it shouldn’t be.
All of the Smart Water Security products are controlled through the Moen Smart Water App, which connects users to their water 24/7, allows them to receive automated alerts and understand their home’s water performance right from the palm of their hand.
For additional information about the Moen Smart Water Security System, visit moen.com/smart-home or call Moen Smart Home Support at 1-844-633-8356.
*Source - 2019 LexisNexis Home Trends Report.
**Based on Average American Annual Water Leaks of 10,000 Gallons.
***Based on data provided to Flo Technologies by Smart Water Shutoff owners.
Moen is the #1 consumer faucet brand in North America, offering a vast array of stylish and innovative kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products, kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, leak detection products and connected home offerings for residential applications that give consumers more power than ever before to understand and control the water that flows through their homes. These thoughtful designs deliver an exceptional user experience and elevate the way people interact with water every day. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior-performing products that can deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.
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