The latest in home tech? How about a water leak watchdog?
Whether by slow drips or sudden pipe bursts, water leaks can lead to substantial home repair costs – a per-case average of about $6,000 in Canada, in fact.
But now, thanks to a comprehensive water management system from Grohe, part of LIXIL, homeowners can protect their property and avoid or mitigate water damage.
The Grohe Sense & Grohe Sense Guard water management system offers reliable protection against costly water damage by notifying homeowners about excess moisture or leaks using a convenient smartphone app.
Available together or separately, key components of the system are:
- Grohe Sense is a smart-water sensor that is placed in your home wherever you see a risk, such as the basement, laundry room, bathroom or kitchen. It detects leaking water “around-the-clock” and immediately alerts homeowners.
- Grohe Sense Guard goes one step further. It uses multiple sensors to track water pressure and the flow of water, and measures general water consumption. It automatically turns off the water supply when it detects unusual water activity.
“Unexpected water damage has the ability to turn your life upside down and unfortunately, 42 per cent of Canadian homeowners have been affected by water damage at least once in their lives,” says Gina Flinton, senior director, marketing, LIXIL Canada Inc.
“Grohe Sense & Sense Guard water management system helps homeowners protect their property against water damage and the unforeseen and often high costs associated with it.”
Possible insurance break
Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard can qualify for insurance discounts as a leak protection system. Homeowners are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to realize savings on property insurance.
In addition to its water leak detection capabilities, Grohe Sense protects against frost and mould risks, by measuring the room temperature and humidity. If either is above or below the standard threshold, or a leak is detected, the smart-water sensor will send homeowners an automatic alert via the Grohe Ondus smartphone app.
Installed by a professional installer directly to the main water pipe of a home, the smart-water controller, Grohe Sense Guard, measures the system temperature to indicate the risk of frost, detects leaks, and shuts off the water supply automatically when a pipe bursts and water consumption passes a certain threshold. It also conducts periodic micro-leakage tests by measuring and tracking pressure drops in the water line so that the homeowner can detect leaks – through a notification via the Grohe Ondus smartphone app – immediately before major damage can occur.
Full control with just one app
The Grohe Ondus app is the heart of the Grohe Sense and Grohe Sense Guard water management system. It provides the highest level of water security and allows continuous monitoring of Grohe Sense & Grohe Sense Guard – anywhere, anytime.
With the smartphone alert feature, the app can also shut off the water supply manually to prevent major damage. In addition, all measured data can be observed via the app. It supports Apple mobile devices with the iOS version of 9.0 or higher and Android mobile devices with Android 4.3 or higher.
For more information, please visit Grohe.ca