There was a time when homeowners had to develop unique listening skills to determine whether there was a dripping faucet or plumbing leak that was wasting water, and possibly causing damage. Nowadays, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) can be used to solve many such problems. Sensors can be attached to most household systems to monitor things like water pressure, water levels, and flow in order to detect signs that might indicate an unattended tub is overfilled or that there’s a leak in the system.

This kind of monitoring can be very helpful to homeowners, both for inside plumbing leaks and seepage from outside flooding or pooling. It can help prevent an expensive disaster, or even provide savings on insurance coverage, in some cases. Condo owners might appreciate such sensors as well, since a failure or rupture in their unit might create a liability for another unit’s damage.