Water Flow Meter – Can Save You Thousands | EKAN Inspections

If you have a house over 4000 sq ft, then consider installing a water flow meter on your incoming water supply line, complete with wifi link to your smartphone. This spring we have had several clients who have been shocked by a quarterly water utility bill of thousands of dollars due to a broken water line from winter’s freezing temperatures. Unfortunately if the line break is downstream of the water meter, then it is the homeowner’s responsibility to pay the bill and repair the line. 

Installing a water flow meter with a Wi-Fi link to your smartphone can indeed be a proactive measure for homeowners, especially for larger properties or in regions prone to freezing temperatures. Here’s why it can be beneficial:

  1. Early Detection of Water Leaks: Water flow meters can detect abnormal water usage patterns, which may indicate a leak in the plumbing system. By monitoring water usage in real-time via your smartphone, you can quickly identify and address any issues before they result in a significant increase in your water bill.

  2. Prevention of Water Damage: Undetected leaks can lead to water damage and mold growth, especially in larger properties where leaks may go unnoticed for an extended period. Installing a water flow meter allows you to promptly intervene and prevent potential damage to your home and belongings.

  3. Cost Savings: Detecting and repairing leaks early can save you money on your water bill and prevent costly repairs associated with water damage. By proactively managing your water usage, you can also conserve water and reduce your overall utility expenses.

  4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that you have a system in place to monitor your water usage and detect leaks can provide peace of mind, especially when you’re away from home for extended periods. You can rest assured that you’ll be alerted to any issues even when you’re not physically present.

  5. Responsibility and Accountability: In situations where homeowners are responsible for repairing broken water lines downstream of the water meter, having a water flow meter can help identify the location of the leak and expedite the repair process. This can prevent disputes with utility companies and ensure that issues are resolved promptly.

Overall, installing a water flow meter with smartphone connectivity can be a smart investment for homeowners, particularly those with larger properties or in areas prone to freezing temperatures. It offers an additional layer of protection against water leaks and helps you maintain control over your water usage and expenses.