Protecting your property and ensuring peace of mind has never been easier with Leading Edge Plumbing’s advanced leak detection and water flow monitoring devices. These cutting-edge solutions offer real-time monitoring, alerting you instantly to any potential leaks or irregular water usage. 

By detecting issues early, you can prevent costly water damage, reduce water waste, and save on your utility bills. Our devices are easy to install and integrate seamlessly with your existing plumbing system, providing a hassle-free experience and long-lasting protection.

Do I Need a Smart Water Meter?

Unexpected plumbing issues are always unwelcome visitors. They are tremendous inconveniences that drain household budgets and create unwanted financial burdens. They also put stress on municipal water systems affected by regular drought conditions.

Many cities, counties, and insurance companies in California now require residences to install devices to detect leaks and monitor water usage. Failure to comply could result in fines from the city or county due to an unresolved and cancellation of their homeowner insurance.

What Types of Smart Water Meters Are There?

Water Leak Detection Valves

A water leak detection valve automatically shuts off the water supply when it detects a leak in plumbing pipes, fixtures, or appliances to prevent further leakage. The valves send alerts to through smartphone apps or other monitoring systems, resulting in lower repair bills and reduced water waste.

Flow Monitor Devices

Similar to a water leak detection valve, flow monitor devices help reduce damage due to leakages. These devices monitor your home’s water use by tracking the volume and length of time water passes through a pipe. Once it passes a threshold, the valve automatically closes and shuts off the water supply.

Smart Water Meter Installation
Smart Water Meter Installation

Smart Water Monitoring

A “smart water monitoring” system offers a way to prevent water damage proactively. The system measures the pressure and flow rate of water moving through your home’s pipes, offering water monitoring, leak detection and shutoff capabilities all in one device.

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How Do Smart Water Meters Notify Me?

Smart water detectors connect to your home network via Wi-Fi or another wireless protocol. This connection allows them to communicate with your smartphone, tablet, or other smart devices.

When the detector senses water or high moisture levels, it sends an alert. The alert can be in the form of:

  • Audible Alarms: A loud sound emitted from the device.
  • Smartphone Notifications: Push notifications sent to your phone via an app.
  • Emails or Text Messages: Alerts sent directly to your email or phone number.

Many smart water detectors can integrate with broader smart home systems. This allows for additional functionalities such as:

  • Automated Shut-off Valves: Some systems can automatically shut off the water supply when a leak is detected to prevent further damage.
  • Home Automation: Integration with systems like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit for voice control and more advanced automation.

Smart water detectors even allow you to monitor your home remotely. Even if you’re away, you can receive alerts and take action if a leak is detected.

Other Incentives to Installing a Smart Water Meter

Recent data on smart home technology finds that “[w]ater leak detection devices can help reduce water leak claims frequency by as much as 96% and severity by as much as 72%.” You may also qualify for a rebate based on the type of device installed.

Water Leak Detection Valves

Incentives include residential rebates on qualifying devices. Find out if you’re eligible.

Flow Monitor / Smart Monitoring Devices

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has launced a pilot program with a base incentive of $100 for qualifying flow monitor devices. Get information on qualifying models and rebate estimates.

Contact Us

Save money and avoid waste with leak detection and flow monitoring. Call LeadingEdge Plumbing & Rooter at 888-525-3234 and set an appointment with one of our professionally-trained experts. We offer plumbing services in the following areas:

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