According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, in 2013, insurers paid out $3.2 Billion to policy holders for damage created by flooding and related sewer backup. Much of this damage could have been prevented through early detection of water related issues in the home.
Many common causes of water damage are leaking toilets, malfunctioning washing machines, broken supply lines for a dishwasher, dripping hot water heaters, and broken ice machines.
Left undetected and running continuously, water can wreak a lot of havoc in a home.
The Alert Labs Flowie water sensor kit includes both water use and flood monitoring, in real time. It triggers alerts for abnormal water use, possible water leaks and floods. Flowie water sensor straps on to a municipal water meter in two minutes, without tools. The Floodie companion sensor can be placed whether there could be a flood – under sinks, behind toilets, near dishwashers and laundry machines and by hot water heaters and refrigerators. It runs on batteries that last around two years.
When the power goes out, a Flowie water sensor stays operational and continues to protect a home from leaks and floods. Its rechargeable battery will keep Flowie powered for at least a day. Wifi networks drop when power is out but by running on cellular network Flowie will stay connected. Insurance companies have told us they like the ability of Flowie to be “always on”.
Ask your broker or insurance company about whether they offer a discount for installing an Alert Labs Flowie water sensor kit. Many insurance companies offer discounts of 10 per cent on home insurance, which is an average savings of $150 per year. This means your Flowie water sensor kit will pay for itself within the first two years of installation – not to mention savings costs associated with leaks and floods.
For a limited time, policy holders of these insurance companies and brokers qualify for another 15 per cent off the purchase of a Flowie water sensor kit and free monitoring for a year. Learn more about Flowie and enter the following Discount Codes on checkout page when you buy the kit:
TruShield Insurance: TRUSHIELD15
Northbridge Insurance: NORTHBRIDGE15
Staebler Insurance: STAEBLER15
Dalton Timmis: DALTON15
Van Allen Insurance: VANALLEN15
Nova Insurance: NOVA15
Insurance companies and policy owners both benefit from the installation of a Flowie water sensor kit. Less water damage claims for insurance companies and less down time for homeowners.
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George Tsintzouras, CEO and co-founder of Canadian water tech company Alert Labs, became interested in creating such devices based on a bad experience he remembers as a property owner.