Leaks are a common problem in households and can lead to significant water damage and unexpected hikes in utility bills. These leaks can occur anywhere within your plumbing system, including faucets, toilet and your home’s pipes.
If you see an unexpected jump in your utility bill – it is possible you have a leak in your home that should be inspected by a professional, insured and licensed plumber.
If you would like to identify a leak ahead of time – before it causes damage to your home or your wallet – Mallick Plumbing & Heating recommends installing a MOEN Flo Smart Monitor and Shutoff – or “Flo” for short. This smart device, which powered by plugging into your nearest outlet and installed on your water supply line, searches for any irregularities in your water usage, including for any type of leak. Flo by MOEN accomplishes this by tracking your home’s water temperature and pressure.
Prior to installation, it is important to get a professional plumber to inspect your plumbing system and perform leak tests to ensure there are no existing leaks. If your MOEN Flo is installed with an existing leak, it will recognize the leak as regular water usage and will not recognize it or alert you.
To take things a step farther, you can easily use MOEN Flo with a monitoring system app downloaded on your phone, which your plumbing professional can assist with.
How does the MOEN Flo App work?
After a professional and knowledgeable plumber -- such as the ones at Mallick Plumbing & Heating – installs the MOEN Flo device on your main water supply line, it will need to be connected to your home’s Wi-Fi system.
From there, your plumber should have you download the Flo by MOEN app and connect it to your device. You can view any water usage trends in your home, receive alerts on any irregularities, control and track your water usage, and use a remote shutoff option if you need to immediately shut off your home’s water supply.
Monitoring your usage is easy. Within the app is a graph icon at the bottom of your phone. Once clicked, you can view your water usage by the day, week, month or year if you would like to recognize any trends. You also can include custom date ranges to compare your water bill cycles.
You also have the ability to see your home’s water flow rate, pressure and temperature in real-time. This is informative for you to know because you can recognize any irregularities within your water supply.
How can I have MOEN Flo Installed?
Leaks can be costly – and they won’t wash away your savings with a smart device like Flo by MOEN. Installation of this device should be handled by a trained a certified professional to prevent any leaks from occurring on your main water supply line.
If you’re looking to secure your home and keep it safe from minor leaks or major water damage, Mallick Plumbing & Heating has been specially trained by MOEN to provide you the right option for your home, install the device and perform all the necessary leak tests needed prior to installation.
Call Mallick Plumbing & Heating at (301) 804-6759 to schedule your MOEN Flo installation today!