The Proactive Leak Detection System
Fact: Most water meters (and leak detection systems) can’t detect small drips of water.
That’s problematic because those small drips are key early indicators of big problems like pipe bursts, and those same small drips can equate to more than 100,000 gallons per year of water released behind walls, in ceilings or underneath slabs, which can cause mold and other problems.
SPOILER ALERT: You can’t prevent this water damage without proactively monitoring the pressure of water in your pipes. That’s why Pressure sensing is a cornerstone of Flo’s technology. The only way to ensure that you have no leaks and your home stays secure is through constant monitoring of your home’s plumbing vitals (pressure, temperature, and flow).
The Blood Pressure of your Home
Water pressure in your home is like blood pressure in your body. As high blood pressure puts stress on parts of your body and can cause serious problems, the same is true for the home — high water pressure is serious stress being applied to the entire home’s plumbing. Left untreated, high water pressure can cause bursts in pipes, fixtures and appliances. Just like a balloon when there’s too much air pressure… BURST!
Flo’s proactive technologies monitor pressure in real time, like having a doctor monitoring your blood pressure 24/7. We let you know when things aren’t looking right, so you can maintain your plumbing before disaster strikes.
Have a pressure regulating valve? Sometimes those PRV’s can be a false sense of security, because even they require maintenance and monitoring.
Knowing you’re Secure (vs. Assuming you’re Secure)
There’s only one way to have the Peace of Mind that you don’t have leaks. When the EPA’s WaterSense program certifies a leak-free home, it’s verified through “pressure-loss testing”, NOT via a water meter. Pressure sensing is the only way to certify you don’t have leaks anywhere in your plumbing (no matter how small).
Flo’s MicroLeak™ technology runs proactive pressure-loss tests on your water line every single day, automatically in the background. MicroLeak™ technology identifies tiny leaks you’d likely never know existed but that could cause significant damage over time, like mold behind walls.
Tiny leaks are a key early indicator of vulnerability in the water system’s pipes, fixtures and appliances. That’s why knowing they exist is crucial.
Flo’s MicroLeak™ technology identifies these key indicators and promotes maintenance through alerts, troubleshooting tips, and helping you deploy professional assistance.
The more the Freeze, the more the Pressure
Bursting water pipes are a major concern when winter temperatures drop. But why do the pipes burst? It’s all about pressure.
As water becomes ice, this causes an immense amount of water pressure to build between the ice blockage and fixtures — eventually, causing the pipe to burst under the pressure.
Flo alerts to pressure and temperature changes in the water, which can help you avoid catastrophe. And if something does burst, Flo can help shut off the water automatically.