Having a Smart Home Plumbing System

Smart technology has advanced tremendously over recent years, making our lives so much easier. With the use of cell phones, tablets, and the Internet, we have access to endless opportunities. 

Home-owners are now able to not only use technology as a security measure for their homes but to manage their plumbing needs too. Gumtree explains how smart plumbing systems are great for the environment and can save you money too:

Water usage: 

With the help of smart devices, you can determine and set the maximum amount of water used for baths, sinks, washing machines, etc. The devices can ensure that each appliance is filling just the necessary amount of water while saving water costs and preventing wastage. 


Coming home to a flooded room is not pleasant and more importantly, wastes so much water. The smart plumbing system can detect a leak, stop the water flow and alert you on an app on your cell phone. Once you are notified, you can contact a plumber immediately to fix the leak in no time.

Water temperature:

Switching the water on while you wait for the desired water temperature is common across households. Smart plumbing systems allow you to select your water temperature to avoid wastage and have an enjoyable shower.

There are some key points to be aware of before installing a smart plumbing system: 

  • Installation is costly
  • If technology isn’t for you, then this can cause you some frustration. 
  • A good internet connection is crucial. For load shedding, you may need a backup or run-off batteries. 
  • Maintaining the system and dealing with issues will arise after some time, so be ready for repairs. 
  • If there are technical issues, have a backup option where you can manually use your appliances. 

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local electronic information close to home.

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