What does Small Drip Detected mean?
Small Drip Detected is a warning that a small drip was potentially detected during a Health Test. Receiving a Small Drip Detected alert is the most common alert type, and occurs after a Health Test is run on your home water system and Flo detected that there may be a small drip (or microleak) occurring somewhere in the water system.
Flo proactively tests for small drips because small drips are often an early sign of vulnerability in the home plumbing system; so identifying small drips early, and correcting vulnerabilities is an important part of proactively maintaining your home and avoiding catastrophic water failure.
Most small drips are not necessarily dangerous in nature, and are relatively easy to locate. The alert is often caused by plumbing fixtures like toilets, faucets, shower heads, pool valves, ice makers or even hose bibbs that weren’t closed well or may be using tiny amounts of water. However, small drips in your home water system may also be early signs of vulnerability which may lead to pipe bursts, so properly diagnosing the culprit of this alert is crucial to maintaining a healthy home plumbing system. Note that Flo detects even the smallest and slowest of leaks, so it’s possible that you’ll receive an alert, but not see any indication of water flow on your Control Panel in the Flo Mobile App.
Click this link for information on how to diagnose this alert.