At Morning Star Builders, we love learning about and incorporating innovative new technology into our custom homes. This is especially true when these cool new products have the potential to save homeowners from costly repairs. So, we’re excited to share a little bit about a product that can protect your home from catastrophic water damage: Flo by Moen. Keep reading to find out why we love this water leak detection system!

According to the company’s website, 40% of homeowners will experience water damage at some point. Moen goes on to explain that water damage is five times more likely than theft and six times more likely than fire. When leaks do occur, there’s an average of 17 gallons of water lost every day. “With Flo by Moen, 60% of homeowners immediately discover a leak they didn’t know they had,” Moen states.

So how does it work? It’s much simpler than you may think! “Flo by Moen is installed on the main water supply line to the home. Because it’s installed in-line, this allows the Smart Water Shutoff to monitor all water going into the home. The Smart Water Shutoff has three sensors that actively monitor water flow, pressure, and temperature. These sensors, in combination with the Smart Water Shutoff’s algorithms, are what enable Flo by Moen to detect and protect the home from problems like leaks, burst pipes, and more!” Flo by Moen will run a health test every evening to ensure everything is up to par. The system can detect leaks as slow as one drop per minute, so you’re alerted of water leaks before costly damage can occur, such as mold.

Moen’s leak detector also works in conjunction with your smartphone. You can easily manage alerts, and if necessary, shut the water off from anywhere with a wifi connection. In addition, homeowners can quickly check water consumption or contact a plumber from the app if needed.

When it comes to preventing water damage to your home, investing in a leak detection system is a no brainer. Flo by Moen is a cost-effective preventative measure any homeowner would be smart to invest in to protect their home. To learn more about Flo by Moen, visit Moen’s website here.