Flooding: How IoT Sensor Technology Can Help Alleviate Your Risk

Nadine Evans

Flooding Season is upon us!

April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. This time of year, we generally think we’re ready for rainy weather and the associated basement flooding. However, in recent years, unpredictable weather patterns have resulted in more flooding than expected. Toronto’s 2017 spring season saw waters rise to record breaking levels, due to unexpectedly harsh and heavy rains.

Climate change is affecting us all through extreme weather events such as last year’s extended wet season. The result has been a substantial uptick in insurance related claims due to damage in recent years. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, “From 2009 to 2014 insured losses from catastrophic events were close to or above $1 billion each year – most of this was due to water damage.” (Source)

When the usual springtime rain is combined with an omnipresent climate change risk, the result is overland flooding. Sometimes, it can be quite severe, like the historic flash flooding of July 8, 2013 – Ontario’s costliest natural disaster on record.

Whether you’re facing extreme flooding or simply the usual basement flooding as a result of springtime rain, the benefits to adopting IoT enabled sensor technology are significant. Early notification obtained form smart sensors is key to minimizing the damage to your home.

If your home is prone to flooding, chances are you have experienced some kind of water issue already. You have likely installed preventative measures such as sump pumps and backwater flow valves (which we highly recommend). Connected sensor technology will communicate to you when you need to be aware of the presense of water in your home.

Our Sensors Can Help
Our H2O sensors track water, moisture and humidity, sending immediate alerts the moment water is detected. The homeowner will receive a notification through our My Eddy Home App, providing them ample time to get to the area of concern and begin mitigating damage.

Now that spring it upon us, it’s time to start thinking about flood season and what that means for your home. Our advice: look into the many benefits of the connected home, so you’re ready for whatever spring season throws at you!

Eddy Home 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@eddyhome.com.