Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

Tips to prevent and treat frozen pipes

by AL Support January 05, 2018

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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Alert Labs Graduates From Accelerator Centre

Alert Labs Graduates From Accelerator Centre

by AL Support December 19, 2017

The Accelerator Centre (AC) is pleased to announce its newest graduates of the Accelerator Program. The graduation of Alert Labs and eleven-X marks the 58th and 59th successful graduation from the AC’s world renowned Accelerator Program.

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The Perfect Christmas Gift for Parents, Landlords, and Snowbirds

The Perfect Christmas Gift for Parents, Landlords, and Snowbirds

by AL Support December 12, 2017

The best Christmas gifts are the ones that keep on giving. The continual peace of mind that comes with knowing that your home or the home of a loved one is being monitored 24/7 for pipe freezing temperatures, power outages, leaks and floods makes Flowie and Floodie the ideal present this Christmas for parents as well as landlords and snowbirds.

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Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Alert Labs Promote Water Conservation

Sierra Club Canada Foundation & Alert Labs Promote Water Conservation

by AL Support December 08, 2017

Alert Labs is offering 1 year of free water use monitoring and leak and flood detection to Sierra Club Members to help reduce water stress.

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How to Read a Water Meter in Canada

How to Read a Water Meter in Canada

by AL Support 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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Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

Welland Launches $100 Flowie Incentive Program

by AL Support November 06, 2017

The first 100 Welland residents to participate in the Flowie Incentive Program can purchase Flowie for $159 and will receive one year of monitoring for free.

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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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Flowie and Floodie Now Available on Amazon.com

Flowie and Floodie Now Available on Amazon.com

by AL Support September 29, 2017

Amazon customers in the United States can now order Alert Labs' Flowie and Floodie water leak detector kit through the massive online marketplace. Amazon Prime Members will also benefit from two-day delivery.

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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 AL Support 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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Canadian Tire working with Alert Labs' leak and flood detection tech

Canadian Tire working with Alert Labs' leak and flood detection tech

by AL Support September 01, 2017

In its quest to find innovative technology, Canadian Tire began working with Alert Labs to provide customers with leak and flood detection that "hits the key notes," says Canadian Tire Innovations Lab Director, Jeff Schnurr.

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Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

Fighting Back Against Floods in Burlington

by AL Support 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 AL Support 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 AL Support 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 AL Support 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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Alert Labs Announces Intact Ventures as Strategic Investor

Alert Labs Announces Intact Ventures as Strategic Investor

by Alert Labs April 19, 2017

Alert Labs Inc. announces an investment by the strategic venture arm of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s largest provider of property and casualty insurance.

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How to save over $150 on your water bill

How to save over $150 on your water bill

by AL Support 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 AL Support 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 AL Support 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 AL Support 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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News release: City of Guelph announces rebate program for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit

News release: City of Guelph announces rebate program for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit

by Alert Labs February 22, 2017

The City of Guelph announces a $50 rebate to Guelph residents for Alert Labs' Flowie water sensor kit to help residents reduce wasted water.

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NEWS RELEASE: Northbridge Insurance announces partnership with Alert Labs to help protect homes from leaks and floods

NEWS RELEASE: Northbridge Insurance announces partnership with Alert Labs to help protect homes from leaks and floods

by Alert Labs February 15, 2017

To help customers protect their homes, Northbridge Insurance has launched a pilot project that offers customers annual savings of up to $150 on home insurance when they purchase an Alert Labs Flowie water sensor kit.

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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 AL Support 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 AL Support 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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This Kitchener-based startup sees big potential in “FitBit for your house”

This Kitchener-based startup sees big potential in “FitBit for your house”

by Alert Labs January 03, 2017

Alert Labs recently won $100,000 at a technology demo day for its line of hardware that monitors pipes, furnaces and electrical equipment

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