Smart Home Water-Line Leak Prevention
The Flo leak-detection-and-prevention system by Moen allows you to monitor and track water usage in real time.
Our homes are full of smart devices that protect us from theft, fire, and carbon monoxide, but what about water damage? The Flo leak-detection-and-prevention system by Moen allows homeowners to monitor and track water usage in real time from a smartphone. The system includes a smart water-shutoff valve that attaches to your main water line and automatically shuts off the home’s water when unusual activity is detected. Diagnostic tests with Moen’s Microleak technology are run daily to check the home’s full water-supply system for leaks as small as a drop per minute. FloProtect, a subscription service through Flo, allows you to track your water usage down to the gallon per fixture for a comprehensive history.
For extra protection in places that are particularly vulnerable to leaks, you can add Smart Water Detectors that sense elevated moisture levels and freezing temperatures. Both the Smart Water Shutoff and the Smart Water Detectors send you real-time alerts by email, by text, and through the Flo app. Flo Smart Water Shutoff starts at $500 and the Smart Water Detectors are $50 each.
—Jessica Chaloux, associate content producer
From Fine Homebuilding #291