While Wally is hard at work monitoring your home, you can join in on the home hazard prevention. Your gutters are a key component in protecting the foundation of your house. When it rains or gets windy, your gutters collect everything running off your roof, but they often get clogged. When this happens, they don’t drain properly, and water will not be prevented from coming down the side of your house into your foundation. A water-soaked foundation is a quick recipe for mold and cracks. Make it a part of your routine to clean them once a year at the
At Wally, we believe a truly smart home is one filled with devices working together. That’s why we’re excited to announce that WallyHome now works with If This, Then That (IFTTT). Using IFTTT, you can now integrate Wally with dozens of other devices and apps. To learn more about the ways you can use Wally with IFTTT, check out the recipes we’ve created below. Then, head on over to IFTTT to create your free account and get started!
We all love the summer heat… as long as we have our air conditioning. Depending on the temperature, there may be instances when a bit of condensation is normal, but how do you know if you have a problem on your hands? Here are some suggestions for determining if your Central AC unit is hard at work or overworked.
If you see a tiny puddle of water near the condensate drain pipe, or around an outside unit, this is probably just evidence of an air conditioner working on a particularly hot or humid day. If you see this amount of
Don’t you just loathe the sound of a running toilet? Well, you might not like the price of wasted water either. Toilets aren’t free of a fair share of problems, but you might be asking, what exactly is going on? Here’s an explanation of some likely causes of your toilet leak.
According to the EPA, 10% of homes have leaks that waste up to 90 gallons or more per day; don’t let your toilet make you a statistic. Instead, looks for these problems right away.
What is it? The growth of mold, a type of fungi, is a naturally occurring process outdoors, but it may be easily regulated inside the home using WallyHome. Mold needs to digest plant and food matter to survive, thus it can survive on any organic substance as long as water and oxygen are present. Because mold can’t grow without water, the key component to avoiding mold growth in your home is controlling moisture. This is where we come into the picture.
Give yourself a pat on the back. Now that you’re a WallyHome owner, you’re protecting the environment, protecting your home and protecting your family. But how do you optimize your home health safety? Here are some tips about where to place your sensors to get the most out of Wally.
Even a small water leak can cause thousands of dollars in damage, so make sure to choose appliances that are often prone to leaks:
Attics are often neglected, and this is where a slew of problems can occur. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Well, when it comes to your attic, you should be as vigilant as possible. Make it a habit to monitor two main elements in your attic: moisture and temperature.
Many of your living spaces generate moisture that ends up in your attic. If your attic cannot disperse it, moisture levels rise, and so does the chance for mold. So what allows this moisture to get trapped?
Wally is your new best friend. Water leaks are every homeowner’s nightmare, but we’re here to give you peace of mind. While water leaks are about as eco-friendly as last night’s Styrofoam takeout box, the damage that comes along with one is detrimental to your wallet, too. Water damage is a significant issue, and we have the numbers to prove it. Here are the not-so-fun facts on water damage: According to the Insurance Information Institute, the percent of losses incurred under homeowners insurance for water damage rose to 22.31% by 2010.
We all know the discomfort that comes with extreme humidity levels in the air, but what if we told you that those extremes were a hazard to your home, too? Cue WallyHome. One of our key features is monitoring humidity levels in your home, but why?
First of all, let’s talk about your health. If the humidity is too low in your house, it causes pesky static electricity, dry skin, a scratchy throat and our mucous membranes to dry out. Hello flu! High humidity is just as bad, and may be even worse, especially if it’s mixed
We’ve really been spoiled thanks to our friends over at GeekWire. John Cook published a great piece introducing our new product, WallyHome. Please take a minute and check out his article. Thank you to everyone who’s written about us— we are grateful!
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Just like the age-old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” we believe in the same philosophy: Prevention is the best medicine. That’s why we’ve created WallyHome, a state-of-the-art sensor network that monitors moisture, temperature and humidity changes. Our home hazard sensor system is designed forthe everyday homeowner; we’re here to give you peace of mind about the health of your home in just a few easy steps. The Wally Team is tackling the problem of