How to Read a Water Meter in Canada

How to Read a Water Meter in Canada

by Alert Labs November 15, 2017

Water meter reading doesn't have to be complicated. The first thing you need to do is locate your water meter. You might be surprised to know that it's actually in your house.

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Being a landlord is tough.

Being a landlord is tough.

by George Tsintzouras October 08, 2017

Small toilet leaks can impact profitability for landlords and property managers. Hidden leaks can cost as much as $1000 a year.

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Save 15% on Leak & Flood Detection and up to 10% on Home Insurance

Save 15% on Leak & Flood Detection and up to 10% on Home Insurance

by Alert Labs September 27, 2017

Installing Flowie and Floodie by Alert Labs could make you eligible for an insurance discount worth 15 percent.

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Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

by Andrew Bryden August 03, 2017

Now, residents of Burlington can drop by Canadian Tire on Guelph Line to get even more peace of mind. A new technology from Alert Labs that helps homeowners protect their homes from water damage is on display, and ready to be installed. Demo days are Saturday and Sunday from 12-3.

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Tips for Landlords Renting to Students

Tips for Landlords Renting to Students

by Andrew Bryden July 20, 2017

The best way to monitor your student rental property without being on site is to install a Flowie water sensor kit. It installs in two minutes on your water meter and monitors your property.

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Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

Alert Labs Saves Water in Guelph, Supports Customer Service Enhancement Initiatives

by Alert Labs June 10, 2017

The City of Guelph and Civic Accelerator chose Alert Labs to help the City save water. Alert Labs is crushing it.

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How to Tread Water As Costs Rise

How to Tread Water As Costs Rise

by Andrew Bryden April 24, 2017

With their municipal utility bills on the rise, homeowners are faced with paying more for their water. Just to maintain their existing household budget, they need to find ways to cut back and be more efficient.

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How to save over $150 on your water bill

How to save over $150 on your water bill

by Alert Labs April 18, 2017

According to the EPA, the average household wastes almost 38,000 of water every year due to easy to fix leaks. This is $150 or more worth of water that is literally sent right down the drain. In ten per cent of those households, the cost of wasted water is $500 or more per year. 

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The Best Ways to Conserve Water

The Best Ways to Conserve Water

by Andrew Bryden March 20, 2017

Water is one of those things in our daily lives that we take for granted. It’s always there and available when we need it. Almost 65 per cent of our bodies are made of it and we’re constantly losing water when we sweat, go to the bathroom and breathe. We can survive around two weeks without food but only three or four days without water.
The average Canadian family of four uses about 1000 L of water every day and the average American family around 1500 L.

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Water damage prevention for Airbnb hosts

Water damage prevention for Airbnb hosts

by Andrew Bryden March 07, 2017

In a recent article, CNET listed the top seven devices every BNB host should have in their home. They include a video doorbell, smart thermostat, security camera and media streamers. The main point is to have some insight into what’s happening in the property without being intrusive. There is one major omission.

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TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WATER DATA

TIPS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WATER DATA

by Andrew Bryden March 02, 2017

Your water meter probably isn't exactly top of mind, as long as your water keeps flowing, and you don't have any issues. The increased use of water meters in municipalities across Canada has corresponded with a decrease in average water use by household. They are sophisticated pieces of equipment that vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and from municipality to municipality. They also vary depending on the size of water pipe that feeds into them and their age.

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Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

by Andrew Bryden February 16, 2017

Now that the winter season is upon us, one of the most common water issues caused by cold weather are frozen pipes. When it freezes, water in a pipe expands. This creates pressure on the pipe and could cause it to break, regardless if it is plastic or metal. Pipes that freeze most frequently are swimming pool feeder lines, outdoor hose bibs, and water supply lines and unheated interior areas like basements, attics, garages and crawl spaces.

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Waste not, want not. Water efficiency programs more important than ever.

Waste not, want not. Water efficiency programs more important than ever.

by Alert Labs February 08, 2017

The amount of water wasted due to leaky faucets, malfunction toilets and irrigation systems is staggering. In total, the EPA estimates that Americans waste 3.7 trillion L per year. That’s the amount of water flowing over Niagara Falls at its peak, for two straight weeks. It’s also the equivalent of an average shower every day for six months for all 319 Million Americans.

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Checklist for finding a water leak

Checklist for finding a water leak

by Andrew Bryden January 19, 2017

The Alert Labs Flowie water sensor that you installed on your water meter has sent you an alert about a possible leak. So, what should you do next? 

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Easy to install sensors to detect leaks and floods

Easy to install sensors to detect leaks and floods

by George Tsintzouras December 08, 2016

You're not alone if you've heard about the internet of things (IoT) and then wondered what the excitement was all about. Cisco estimates that over 50 billion devices will be connected by 2020.

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