Technology is changing every single aspect of our lives. When we talk about high tech plumbing, people can start to get a little nervous. If there’s any place we don’t want intrusive, monitoring-style equipment, it’s the bathroom. The most private room in the home should be a restful sanctuary. However, technology has a role to play!
The biggest plumbing problem any NYC homeowner has to deal with is leaks. Leaking pipes can cause a huge mess. The damage caused by a leak can be very expensive – and that’s before you take into account the increased water bill as thousands of gallons of water go exactly where you don’t want it to! However, the odds are pretty good you can’t see through walls – that’s where most of your pipes are – or beneath the floors in your building. Many leaks can occur without you ever noticing them. If you’re away a lot of travel for business, the problem can be even worse. Imagine going away for a week only to discover that your pipes burst while you were away and everything you own is ruined. As a NYC plumber, I can tell you it happens – and it’s not pretty when it does.
So back to technology. One of the most exciting developments in the smart home is the smart leak detection system. Carefully placed sensors are used to monitor your home’s plumbing and pipes. At the first sign of trouble, you receive an alert. This means you can call in your NYC plumber to address the issue before things get completely out of hand. You’ll save a ton of money, and you don’t have to worry about your home being ruined while you’re on the road. We foresee a day when leak detection sensors will be standard in every home, but for right now, you’ll have to seek this new technology out. We think you’ll be glad you did!