Uponor announces Pro Squad
Uponor announces its Uponor Pro Squad, an exclusive nationwide network of expertly trained plumbers and water specialists interested in leveraging the intelligent water technology of Phyn Plus, a smart water assistant and shutoff system, to grow their business.
The Uponor Pro Squad was created to promote, sell and properly install and service Phyn Plus, a smart water monitoring system for homes that automatically measures tiny changes in water pressure 240 times per second. Phyn Plus identifies and alerts homeowners the instant a leak is detected, mitigates costly damage through an automatic shut off function, and diagnoses potential problems in plumbing systems before they become an issue.
After installation, a Phyn Plus immediately begins to learn about the home’s water system and continues to get smarter over time. The system will be available for purchase through the Uponor Pro Squad in late spring 2018 for $850. It will initially be available in 30 key markets with the highest prevalence of leaks, water usage and aggressive water, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Washington D.C, Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Toronto, Minneapolis and more. Installation costs will vary by market.
Licensed plumbing professionals interested joining the squad can apply for consideration at www.uponorprosquad.com. Once accepted into the program, the professionals receive in-depth training, while experts at Uponor and Phyn will provide ongoing plumbing and technical support to help members leverage the device’s features and benefits.
“Uponor has always been a strong supporter of the trades,” said Bill Gray, president, Uponor North America. “Now, with the help of this new venture into smart home technology, plumbers can position themselves as market leaders and build their businesses, while helping to advance the plumbing industry into the digital age.”
Phyn CEO Ryan Kim added: “Water is one of the most essential and often overlooked components of a home. We spent a decade of R&D learning water’s digital fingerprint and solving the complexities of water systems. Backing from global leaders Belkin and Uponor has empowered us to bring the most accurate leak detection solution to the market, while allowing us to easily scale and bring new features to market that add value and enhance the consumer experience.”