Case Study

Palomar Properties Implements Kairos Sensors For Multifamily Leak Detection & Temperature

See how Palomar Properties ramped up resident satisfaction after they implemented Kairos sensors to catch water leaks and organic growth risks.

Multifamily

Project Type: Retrofit

Location: Clearwater, FL

Building Type: Apartments

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When a unique water heater issue exposed a vulnerability in Palomar Properties's Sandy Lane location leak detection system, the Kairos team was brought in to help diagnose the problem. For many property management teams, finding the true cost of water damage events can be vague. However, when it was discovered a leak from a single water heater would cost about $25,0000 in damage, our team immediately started working on a strategy to prevent this risk.

THE CHALLENGE

As many apartment properties in Florida experience, the threat of organic growth is much higher due to the humidity. Additionally, a single leak in one unit had the potential to damage the units next to it and the units below.

Sensors

T2 Temp & Humidity Sensors

Noah Leak Sensors

K1 Gateway

Monitoring

HVAC

Water Heaters

THE SOLUTION

Following the diagnosis of the threat from the water heaters, we also wanted to incorporate tactics to prevent organic growth. For Sandy Lane's deployment, we used our Noah Leak Sensor to monitor and set custom alerts on each water heater. Following that, we implemented our T2 Temperature & Humidity Sensors to help the property team create a cadence for checking the health of each unit and know when organic growth threats were on the horizon.

THE RESULTS

Discovered water damage events would cost 25K average.

Mitigation of organic growth via custom alerts for maintenance teams

Protected resident satisfaction

Mitigated future risk of unhappy residents