Smart Water Management: How to Protect Your Home from Water Damage

Making renovations to your home can be fun—when it’s planned, that is. When a costly repair is sprung on you after there’s water damage in your home, the whole process is decidedly less fun. But by using smart water management, you can help protect your home from expensive damage.

Why use smart water management? 

According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, plumbing supply system failures cost an average of $5,092 per incident after the deductible is paid.

If you’ve ever suffered water damage in your home, then you know that practicing smart water management and planning ahead for next time is definitely worth it.

How to use smart water management? 

So, you’re ready to start protecting your home from water damage, but are you wondering what exactly “smart water management” means?

Here’s what you need to protect your home from water damage with smart home tech:

  • A smart hub 
  • Smart water sensors
  • Smart door locks 

The smart hub (if you don’t already have one) will be the brain of your smart home network, so all your other smart home devices can communicate with each other and work together.

The smart water sensor will keep you aware of any unwanted water detected in your home.

Whenever the smart sensor detects water accumulating where it shouldn’t, it will send an alert directly to your smartphone, so you can begin taking action to stop a flood before it starts.

If you’re not home when you get a notification that there’s a leak in your kitchen, a smart door lock can help you protect your home, even from afar. You can unlock your smart lock door remotely allowing any good Samaritans or paid contractors to enter your house.

Together, all of these smart home devices help you minimize or even eliminate the risk of water damage to your home—and the risk of having to file an expensive home insurance claim.

Ready to equip your home with smart water management?

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Look for more Z-Wave information to come in future blogs as it is the future