The risk of water to projects and buildings continues, particularly during COVID-19

Water continues to be the most prevailing and costliest risk to property owners of all types. During our current global pandemic, uncertainty is everywhere – construction sites/projects have been temporarily slowed or abandoned, commercial buildings are running at a lower capacity or may be vacant, and condo buildings are seeing increased levels of occupancy during the days when residents may normally be at work.

All of this relates to a higher risk of water damage. Eddy’s Intelligent Leak Detection System helps reduce a building’s risk for water damage, with the combination of sensors, shutoffs,
machine learning, with our dashboard and 24/7 monitoring, our system detects the presence of water, humidity and temperature.

Risk Management through Eddy
Construction Projects
COVID-19 has impacted construction sites with a reduced workforce, extended work closures, and intermittent project work. With these changes, fewer permanent workers are on-site, making the project more vulnerable to undetected water damage.

Eddy’s system provides protection with sensors in hoist suites and shutoffs in the temporary and main feed lines, with visibility into water events as they occur. Remote staff has the ability to prevent water issues, without the need to be onsite. With water risks mitigated, water damage related project delays are less likely to occur.

Commercial Buildings/Retail Locations
Closedowns have affected the number of staff on-site at any given time, or have shut down offices entirely. While less water usage is expected due to the overall lack of traffic, water issues can go unnoticed during these times. Eddy’s system tracks water consumption, and during COVID-19 has experienced a reduction in usage. We have also adjusted our parameters to ensure that any usage is examined closely. In events where water is being used when unexpected, alerts are triggered and management is notified.

Condominium/Residential Buildings
Unsurprisingly, consumption has risen significantly for multi-unit buildings during this time., and risk factors have risen. Eddy’s system offers not just the watchful eye, but the ability for Property Management to remotely monitor equipment without requiring physical inspection and followup repairs. Management has full control over the water situation fo the building – without placing themselves or their residents at risk.

GREATER TRANSPARENCY/CONTROL
The Eddy system provides remote transparency and control with:
– 24/7 monitoring – an extra level of security, so issues are not missed.
– Risk mitigation for buildings of all types, including buildings in
construction
– Asset risk insights
– Preventative maintenance activity
– Resolution times on incidents
– Consumption

About Us
Eddy Solutions is an industry leader in leak protection and water monitoring solutions. Our suite of smart products offers a comprehensive water management system for building operators and homeowners that protects, controls, and conserves water. Our products have saved thousands of customers millions of dollars in damages and millions of litres of water waste by continuously monitoring water usage in their properties. For more details, please contact us at 1 877 388 3339 or email info@eddysolutions.com.

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