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How "Flo by Moen” Prevents Leaks and Water Damage

Flo by Moen is the most advanced way to avoid water damage to your home. Covering everything from your toilets, showers, and faucets, to the pipes in your walls and foundation, this device allows you to control each of these areas from the palm of your hand. Below we’ve outlined ways that Flo by Moen is able to help safeguard your home and prevent water damage.

How It Works

To install Flo by Moen, you need an accessible or above-ground main water supply line that is 1¼ inch or smaller, and to operate it all you need is a standard power outlet, a smartphone, and Wi-Fi. Once Flo by Moen is installed on your main water line, it begins monitoring all water flowing through the house.

The device holds three separate sensors that actively monitor:

  • Water flow

  • Pressure

  • Temperature

These sensors, combined with the device’s algorithms, enable Flo by Moen to keep a watchful eye over your home even when you are asleep or away on vacation. The sensors help avoid catastrophes like major leaks and pipe bursts by telling the device to shut the water off automatically if you are unavailable or not within reach of Wi-Fi.

You’re In Control

Your smartphone is Flo by Moen’s HQ. As long as you have service, you are able to receive updates and even turn off your water from anywhere in the world. If you don’t have service, don’t worry: if a potentially damaging emergency is happening within your pipes, Flo by Moen is smart enough to shut the water off for you.

From the Flo by Moen app, you are able to view your home’s water consumption levels, and even contact your plumber if you have a problem that needs fixing. Paired with the device, the app makes sure there are no surprises when it comes to your water system, giving you a heads up on any leak before it is given the chance to damage your home.

Helpful Features

Did you know that home water damage is 5x more likely to happen than theft? That’s why every night, Flo by Moen runs an automatic health test for your system. You can even run a health test for your home at any time, giving you a leg up on any leaks in your house as small as one drop per minute. Until Flo by Moen, leaks like these would normally remain undetected until it was too late, causing water damage, developing mold behind your walls, and the unexpected rise in your water bill.

During the winter months, when temperatures drop, bursting water pipes become a major concern. When pipes begin to freeze, the pressure in the pipe begins to rise rapidly, due to the pressure between the ice blockage and the fixture, causing the pipe to burst. With Flo by Moen, you will be alerted to any change in the pressure and temperature in your pipes and given options to help avoid catastrophe.

Flo by Moen is the best way to use technology to know that you are secure, rather than assume you are secure. If you are interested in learning more about Flo by Moen, or need help with installation, contact us through our website or give us a call at (804) 214-2077.

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