Detect Water Leaks with Technology Before They Sink Your Facility

Water can cause a lot of damage in facilities. This erosion of property is often reflected in sizable dollar amounts. The risk of not having adequate leak detection technology in place is far too great.

Because of recent technological advancements and widespread adoption, water detection tech is relatively inexpensive to install and maintain. And there is a high ceiling for returns. Be it a sump pump malfunction or a structural leak, you can prevent it with the right tools.

Plenty of Options to Choose From

The number of choices out there can lead to option paralysis. Our advice is to choose the system that makes most sense for your specific facilities. For example, if you are already utilizing a robust IoT network, connecting water sensors to detect for leaks might be a good idea.

On the other hand, you can set up water leak detection protocols with third-parties that can alert you when there’s a potential leak. And at the very least, you can set up an alarm system that alerts you whenever there’s a leak by installing sensors in high-risk areas. All of which can provide peace of mind, so you can focus on delivering exceptional service to your client.

Drastically Reduce Property Costs

There are plenty of ways to cut down on utilities in your facilities: you can get smart HVAC systems, go greener with cheaper renewable energy sources and green carpeting, as well as implement waste management procedures. But with water accounting for close to $11 billion dollars in insurance claims on an annual basis, it’s safe to bet on a huge ROI if you invest in waterproofing your buildings or installing leak detection tech.

Take for instance a leak that happened at Ohio State University, as reported by Prop Modo. A frozen pipe burst and no one knew how to shut the water off, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.

And a final example to further illustrate the costly nature of water damage is from Facilities Net, where they recount a facility in Phoenix that had a small leak near a drinking fountain. After measuring the ‘small’ leak, they realized that the facility was wasting “130,000 to 200,000 gallons of water per month.” Definitely a shocking realization!

Concluding Thoughts

Leak detection technology can alleviate the need for a manual shutdown and save quite a bit of money. And even more importantly, it can prevent occupant danger as well. If you have never considered upgrading your defenses against costly leaks, now would be a great time!

And if you want further proof on just how important this topic is to us as an organization, look no further than our Executive VP, Elias Nacif. In 2016 Medallion won the 2016 Water Champion Award because of Elias’ water conservation program. Because of it some clients even reduced water usage by up to 125,000 gallons a year! We are really fond of helping facilities optimize all things water, so, if you have questions, get in touch. We’d love to help.

Put Service by Medallion to work for you. For more information on this topic or help with any building cleaning and operating need, contact a Service By Medallion Business Solutions Specialist at (650) 625-1010.

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