- Water damage – underestimated risk for homeowners
- Water security systems protect against loss of value and renovation costs
- GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard: an innovative home solution
Düsseldorf, 25 July 2018. Building your own house or buying your dream home is certainly one of the most exciting milestones of your life. Understandably, proud homeowners want to protect their property in the best possible way from imminent risks or damage. Thus, fire and burglary protection for the home have long been a given and sometimes even mandatory. However, when it comes to water protection, this topic is still neglected by many. Only just under 44% of Europeans suspect that a water damage incident could have devastating consequences. In more than half of the households (54%), water damage has occurred at least once. A leak, a clogged sink or a burst pipe can quickly lead to huge renovation costs for the new home. In Europe, repair costs due to water damage incidents amount to an average of € 2,297. In addition to the health risks: Due to the resulting moisture, mould can build within only 24 hours, which can cause respiratory problems, asthma and allergies. The good news: 93% of the damage could have been prevented by appropriate protection systems such as GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard.
Smart Protection for the Entire House
The latest product solutions from GROHE, the world's leading provider of sanitary fittings, offer all-round protection against water damage: GROHE Sense is a smart water sensor that is placed on the floor and can detect water retention. If, for example, the bottom of the sensor comes in contact with water due to a leak, GROHE Sense will send out a warning alert. The sensor also measures the room temperature and humidity and informs users in case of deviations from the standard amounts. Hence, homeowners are optimally protected against frost and mould risks.
Installed by a professional installer directly to the main water pipe of a home, GROHE Sense Guard goes one step further: The smart control unit uses multiple sensors to not only monitor water pressure, system temperature, flow of water or general water consumption, but also to automatically turn off the water supply when it exceeds a specific maximum.
GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard make for an all-in-one, intelligent system that is based on wireless technology which is controlled by the GROHE ONDUS app. This app is the heart of the system, providing the highest level of security and ensuring that GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard can be monitored and controlled anywhere, anytime. Thanks to its smartphone alert feature, the app can also shut off the water supply manually to prevent major damage – even when no one is at home.