Why Leak Detection Is So Important For Multifamily
Couch, chair, and houseplant half-submerged in water

Leaks in multifamily buildings can be a major pain for property managers, maintenance staff, and residents. Even with a 1/8 inch crack in a pipe, 250 gallons of water can leak out. At the worst, a major leak can destroy apartment infrastructure and displace residents. This can result in thousands of dollars of repairs and excess water usage.

According to Water Damage Defense, 14,000 people in the U.S. experience a water damage emergency at home or work each day.  Water damage can not only ruin apartment infrastructure, but also lead to other problems like mold.

You may be wondering, is there a way to avoid this through multifamily leak detection?

Leak sensors can catch minuscule changes in humidity or water levels and send an alert immediately to property and maintenance staff as well as to the residents. They are small and can be placed by major water sources across the property including by sinks in units or even water heaters in common and amenity areas. Proactive water monitoring allows for proactive leak detection.

RealPage, a global leader in providing software and data analytics to the real estate industry has launched STRATIS® Smart Building, the smart way to power multifamily living from access control, sustainability, community-wide Wi-Fi, and more. Smart Water offers a wide range of solutions for water management and control, including automatic shutoff valves, acoustic monitoring, real-time submetering technology, and humidity and leak sensor technologies.  

This property and portfolio-wide solution significantly reduces risk and loss from leaks and running water, provides cost savings, and eliminates unbillable water usage by residents. The savings from real-time alerts are crucial to stopping hidden and prolonged loss. Getting proactive with water leaks and stopping them before they happen was nearly impossible until Smart Water.  

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STRATIS®, a RealPage Company, creates smart apartments and intelligent buildings and is the only platform of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. STRATIS is installed worldwide across the U.S., in Japan, the UK, EU, and Latin America. STRATIS now serves hospitality, retail, and small to mid-size commercial, as well. STRATIS is an Inc. Magazine “Fastest Growing Company in America” and a Top Ten Entrepreneur Magazine “Best Company in America.” STRATIS was recently acquired by RealPage to enable STRATIS Smart Building, a more connected lifestyle, and unleash hidden yield through new revenue streams.

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