Imagine this scenario: you’re preparing dinner and handling raw chicken. You need to wash your hands, so you turn the faucet handle and wash. Following that, you turn the handle back to shut off the faucet.
While you may have fewer germs on your hand than before washing, you still likely reintroduced raw chicken germs to your hand when you touched the compromised and germy faucet handle.
Faucet handles are probably some of the germiest areas of our homes.
There must be something we can do instead, right?
Now introducing: Smart Faucets.
A smart faucet can mean many features, including:
Voice activated faucets
Tap activated faucets
With smart faucets in your home, you’ll minimize the spreading of germs while adding convenience to your life.
Water Purification Systems
Water purification might not be at the top of most Smart Plumbing lists, but I ask you this: What’s smarter than making your drinking water safer and healthier?
Even though you may have a water supply that is considered safe, that doesn’t mean it will always be considered safe.
Our water has chemicals in it. It has dissolved solids. But while today’s experts consider our public water to meet their standards, does that mean their opinion will never change?
Furthermore, there’s always a risk of contamination. Throughout recent history, many victims learned their water was contaminated when it was too late.
So, if you’re concerned about water safety, consider purchasing a water filtration unit for your home. There are whole-home water filters, point-of-use water filters, and more!
Today’s water filters can remove almost everything except the water itself!
Automatic Water Shutoff
When it comes to smart plumbing products, nothing has the potential to save you more money and heartache than an Automatic Water Shutoff System.
A Whole House Automatic Water Shutoff system can protect your home or business from water leaks by detecting leaks through the water supply system itself.
Traditional leak sensors are placed around your home in areas at risk of leaks. But seeing as your plumbing system runs throughout the entirety of your home, you either need many sensors or you have sections of your home that remain vulnerable.
Furthermore, these leak detectors cannot shut down your water supply. They simply alert you if they detect a leak, which won’t help much if no one is available to turn off the water.
On the other hand, when your automatic water shutoff detects subtle variations in water pressure compared to typical patterns, the leak detectors will prompt the system to shut the water supply.
If your smart water shutoff system can detect leaks and protect your home, you’ll minimize property damage, conserve water, and protect irreplaceable possessions that would otherwise be ruined.
Smart products such as these will likely be a standard feature in the future, and are definitely worth considering now.
Hot Water Recirculation
There’s a distance between your water heater and your plumbing fixtures. As such, there’s a lot of water in your pipes that is actively cooling down when you’re not using any hot water.
A hot water recirculation system is a system that uses a water pump and a second water pipe system to circulate water throughout the system to ensure that all the water in the line is hot and ready to use.
There are two benefits to a hot water circulator: hot water the second you need it and less water waste!