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8 Ways IoT will affect plumbing businesses

Sensors will be able to monitor water usage throughout the home based on vibrations in the piping Sprinkler and irrigation systems usage will take soil moisture, humidity and weather forecasts to determine when to water the lawn With the IoT, water and energy using appliances will present homeowners with time of day usage options The unsettling aspect of the IoT will be the ability of homeowners to order parts and the opportunity for "networks" to distribute service calls to favored contractors

As computing and communications power gets better and cheaper, more and more devices will carry microprocessors. This is the Internet of Things (IoT).  It will have profound implications on everything we do. Here are eight ways it will impact your business.

1. Water monitoring: Sensors will be able to monitor water usage throughout the home based on vibrations in the piping. Computer algorithms will differentiate between taps, showers, toilets and appliances. W

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