Roost Partners with HomeAdvisor to Connect Users to Service Professionals

New Home Services Search and Instant Plumber Connect features are now available to all of Roost’s insurance clients.

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Roost, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of home telematics solutions to the property/casualty insurance industry, has announced a partnership with HomeAdvisor (Golden, Colo.), a U.S.-based marketplace that connects homeowners to more than 200,000 prescreened service professionals for home projects. As part of the partnership, Roost is introducing HomeAdvisor powered “Instant Plumber Connect,” a service that that the vendor describes as enabling a timely response to urgent water leak issues, as well as easy access to HomeAdvisor’s complete Home Service Professional network, within the Roost and co-branded partner mobile apps.

Following Roost’s recent feature addition of emergency weather alerts to their own and co-branded apps, the company says it is now rolling out HomeAdvisor powered functionality to address the immediate needs of Roost Smart Sensor owners. As described in a Roost statement, the following features are now available to all Roost insurance partners:

Roel Peeters, CEO, Roost.

Instant Plumber Connect enables the immediate option to have a trusted local plumber call the policyholder right after a water leak notification is triggered by a Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector.

Home Services Search is a simple link from the mobile app home screen, and allows users to quickly search for a local service professional based on a wide variety of home projects ranging from plumbing, HVAC, electrical, painting as well as general home preventative maintenance tasks.

“We’ve developed the fastest growing Home Telematics connected sensor platform that helps mitigate fire and water related loss, as well as increase peoples’ sense of security and peace of mind,” comments Roel Peeters, co-founder and CEO of Roost. “We are excited to add HomeAdvisor capabilities to a growing number of critical new mobile app services and alerts available to Roost Smart Sensor owners and our expanding list of insurance industry partners.”

The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector is designed to sense water leaks as well as humidity and freezing temperature situations. It then delivers smartphone alerts via the Roost mobile app to help minimize water damage and loss. These smart Wi-Fi enabled detectors set-up in less than five minutes and can be easily located in places that are most prone to water leaks and frozen pipes.

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at or (503) 936-2803.

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