Professional Plumbing Utilizing the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects with internet connectivity capabilities and the communication that occurs between these devices and other systems. An example of a common IoT device would be a smart home device like that of the Amazon Alexa device. Chances are, you probably have an IoT device somewhere in your home. In this article, we are going to look at some of the modern plumbing-related devices that can help make your life a whole lot easier.
Here are some IoT plumbing appliances to consider:
Toilets: Today’s smart toilets can detect leaks and provide information on tweaks that can be made to the toilet for better efficiency.
Dishwashers: Many IoT connected dishwashers can detect potential problems with your appliance before they ever arise. It’s a great preventative tool to keep your dishwasher up and running for the long term.
Refrigerators: Today’s smart refrigerators can do some amazing things. They can detect potential issues on your water lines for your ice maker. They can also detect when you are getting low on milk through the use of sensors.
Tankless water heaters: Sensors can monitor the water temperature and alert you of leaks. Keep in mind, it’s always good to utilize a certified plumber and electric repairman when it comes to the installation or upgrading of a tankless water heater.
The value of remote monitoring
Maybe one of the best features of these IoT-enabled appliances is the ability to monitor things remotely from your smart phone or tablet. Let’s say you are going away on vacation for a week. You can check in on your devices from your phone to make sure everything is in order. It gives the homeowner some peace of mind whenever it’s needed.
Reach out to the professionals
Always keep in mind the importance of using a certified plumber and electric repairman for all projects within these fields. Installing appliances and hardware (especially with IoT capabilities) takes an experienced skill set to safely and properly set up.
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