Get Smart this March Break

Nadine Evans

March Break, Mid-Winter Break, or Spring Break, whatever you like to call it, it’s approaching. This time of year sees a bump of around 30% in the number of visitors to airports and resorts. With the kids off from school, many families take advantage of the time off to hit the slopes, relax on the beach, or just generally be away from home.

If you’re planning to be away for the week, you’re probably – like other homeowners leaving for March Break – concerned about your home while you’re away. Did you know that smart home water monitoring and leak prevention technology can do wonders to protect your home from water damage, even while you’re away this March Break?

Protection Against Your Biggest Risk
Most people think that the biggest risk to their home while travelling is theft. While this is without a doubt a concern for travellers, most homeowners do not realize that they are three times more likely to experience a water damage incident than a theft. In fact, property damage due to water has now become the largest source of property insurance claims.

When water damage occurs in an unoccupied home, it generally remains undetected until the homeowner returns. Some insurance companies will not cover the damage when the home is unoccupied for more than 72 hours. Given this fact, we strongly encourage you to check your policy and contact your insurance broker before leaving. Even more concerning; when water damage occurs, mold growth rarely far behind, and damage resulting from mold is often not covered either.

No one wants to return from a fun, relaxing March Break trip to discover that water damage has wreaked havoc upon their home. Even for those homeowners with comprehensive property insurance coverage, home restoration is a stressful and inconvenient process, potentially involving the relocation of their family until the property is fully restored.

IoT Smart Water Monitoring Technology
Imagine being alerted to water damage risk immediately, so you can proactively protect against it. This is the unique advantage of IoT powered connected water monitoring that includes a shutoff at the water main, such as Eddy’s suite of products. The technology is designed to track water usage in the home at all times, alerting you to potential issues when abnormal water usage is detected (such as a pipe burst or leak). You’ll be immediately notified through our companion app, and can remotely shut off your water with the tap of a button. In case an alert is missed, our 24/7 monitoring centre will ensure that your water is shut off.

Away Mode
This feature allows a homeowner to quickly and easily indicate when he/she will be away and the home will be unoccupied. Eddy’s system includes an ‘Away Mode’ feature, which lets our system know that you are not at home, causing any water usage to immediately trigger an alert. When you return, you can simply turn off the away mode feature, letting Eddy know you’re back and all is well.
That’s the power of connected home technology that protects you and your property. Now you can enjoy your March Break vacation and rest easy.

About Eddy Home
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.