Making renovations to your home can be fun—when it’s a planned reno, that is. But when a costly repair is sprung on you after there’s water damage in your home, the whole process is decidedly less fun. But by using smart water management, you can help protect your home from expensive damage. 

Why use smart water management? 

It’s always easy to think that the rainy day will never come, and you won’t have to worry about filing a home insurance claim for water damage, but leaks and floods are more common than you may think—and more expensive.  

According to the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety, plumbing supply system failures cost an average of $5,092 per incident after the deductible is paid—and plumbing supply lines are the most vulnerable to bursting during the cold winter months.  

If you’ve ever suffered water damage in your home, then you know that practicing smart water management and planning ahead for next time is definitely worth it.  

How to use smart water management? 

So, you’re ready to start protecting your home from water damage, but are you wondering what exactly “smart water management” means?  

Here’s what you need to protect your home from water damage with smart home tech:  

  • A smart hub 

  • Smart water sensors 

  • Smart door locks 

The smart hub (if you don’t already have one) will be the brain of your smart home network, so all your other smart home devices can communicate with each other and work together.  

The smart water sensor will keep you aware of any unwanted water detected in your home.  

Install the sensors around your home in places that are at risk of water damage, such as under the sink, near pipes, and by appliances like washing machines. Whenever the smart sensor detects water accumulating where it shouldn’t, it will send an alert directly to your smartphone, so you can begin taking action to stop a flood before it starts.  

If you’re not home when you get a notification that there’s a leak in your kitchen, a smart door lock can help you protect your home, even from afar.  

For example, suppose you want to send a neighbor over to your house to check things out. With a smart door lock with Z-Wave technology, you can use your smartphone to remotely unlock the door to let them in—and then lock it behind them again when they leave.  

Together, all of these smart home devices help you minimize or even eliminate the risk of water damage to your home—and the risk of having to file an expensive home insurance claim.  

Ready to equip your home with smart water management?  

Visit Z-Wave.com to find a smart hub to start building your smart home network. Then, add smart water sensors and a smart lock, so you can keep your home protected 24/7.