Keeping Your Basement Shipshape: Water Intrusion Monitoring

Any midwesterner knows about the “First Spring” phenomenon, the inevitable warming around the end of February, resulting in slush and water runoff. Only to be followed by another cold front sweeping through, covering previously barren lands with another foot or two of snow. Just because the first hints of Spring are taunting us, doesn’t mean it’s not worth noting, as excess water is in the forecast. As busy homeowners, we know you don’t have time to monitor your basement every time mother nature decides to grace us with soaring temperatures. Well, worry no more, because our newest product, the Shipshape Monitor, is here to save the day. 


We’re excited to announce that we are pairing with Shipshape to bring our customers throughout Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin the latest in water intrusion detection technology. Shipshape proactively monitors your sump pump and humidity levels, as well as provides leak detection monitoring, to ensure peace of mind that your crawl space or basement waterproofing system is protecting your home. 


By monitoring your system's maintenance and repair needs, energy usage, and performance, you can reduce your carbon footprint and save energy, improve your family's health by eliminating mold and other airborne hazards, and save money by avoiding costly repairs and lowering utility costs.

Shipshape is so seamlessly integrated into your home, the steps are simple.

1. Choose the appliances that you want to be monitored in your home

2. Connect the appliances to Shipshape’s hardware

3. Download the mobile Shipshape app right onto your smartphone for real-time updates

4. Get Pro Monitoring and home assistance to actively monitor your systems and get real-time advice and assistance from Shipshape’s United States-based team


The best part about Shipshape is that the process will be completely painless and hassle-free for you. Our Designated Design Specialists will walk you through the process during your FREE inspection, and our attentive Service team will work closely with you to keep you updated on the health of your home, as your monitor will report directly to them, alerting them to any issues so we can send one of our Service Technicians to your home if needed. 


Mother Nature might not know what she’s going to toss at us next, but the good news is that American Waterworks will have you covered through all of it. By pairing with Shipshape to bring you the best in water monitoring technology, we’re confident that the first, second, and third fake Springs won’t create a mess in your basement, keeping you free to worry about the important things.


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