While our cell phones get smarter and smarter, computers get thinner and thinner; it is easy to overlook the technological advances that have been made in plumbing. Many people think of plumbing as just a bunch of pipes. However, new technologies have been helping people with their plumbing problems and saving people time and money. Here are just a few of the new devices on the market that will completely transform how you think about your plumbing.
Brainpipes is a revolutionary new way to set up the plumbing system in your home. This device uses sensors that are placed throughout your plumbing. It only sends water to a device that requests it. How is this a benefit? Imagine a world without leaky faucets or running toilets! Brainpipes will drastically reduce water waste, saving the consumer money and also helping preserve water during times of drought.
Everyone has heard of a thermal switch for electronic devices, but now that technology has been applied to plumbing. A thermal switch is a device that automatically shuts off power to a device when it reaches a certain temperature. Now you can purchase a gauge that monitors the temperature inside your water pipes. When the water gets too cold and is at risk of freezing, the switch turns off your water to prevent a busted pipe.
One of the most common plumbing repairs in the United States is a leak repair. Delta Leak Detection aims to use sensors and software to monitor your plumbing and alert you right away when a leak is detected. This can cut down significantly on the water damage caused by undetected leaks.