Similar to other industries that are being revolutionized by technology, the plumbing sector has not been left behind. The industry is experiencing advancements that are geared towards the rapidly evolving tastes and preferences of homeowners and business premises.
Indeed, more people are looking for smarter and more efficient plumbing systems that are less likely to break down and are cost-effective to operate/maintain. As a result, residential and commercial plumbers are faced with the challenge of keeping up with these new developments and playing their role in implementing more efficient plumbing techniques.
Let's look at some of these emergent technologies.
Smart pipes are plumbing systems that are capable of monitoring your use of water within the home. These systems are equipped with sensors inside the piping system that can track water flow, leaks from damaged pipes, and blockages from foreign objects within the drainage system.
Smart pipes enable a plumber to diagnose drainage issues faster, and to even prevent potential issues form occurring. By using the information that is collected by the smart sensors, as plumber can track your water usage and tell if a particular pipe is burst, blocked, or weakened in any way. This makes a plumber's work much more efficient and cost-effective.
Focus on the environment
As environmental resources continue to degrade, more people are looking for sustainable plumbing products for their homes. These could be more efficient showerheads, faucets, or pipe materials that are made from environmentally friendly components.
Plumbers are faced with the task of designing smarter and more environmentally friendly plumbing systems that reduce the carbon footprint of homes and buildings. Plumbing systems are also being designed with a focus on using less water and resulting in lower amounts of wastage.
The plumbing industry is being filled with smart appliances. These are appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and toilets that are fit with sensors or computer chips. The appliances are able to automatically regulate use of water, change their internal settings, and turn on/off without the use of a physical switch. Smart plumbing appliances can also be controlled from remote locations to suit the specific needs of their owners.
With advancements in technology, we will continue to witness the rise of remote monitoring capabilities of plumbing systems. This means that a plumber will be able to install appliances or plumbing systems in your home and monitor their performance from a remote location.
If they discover any upcoming issues, they can come in and fix them before your drainage system completely stops working. This more efficient approach will make plumbers very useful and much-needed professionals who can oversee a client's drainage systems.