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Protect your home from water damage with GROHE


Protect homes from water damage with the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system

Innovative home solution detects leaks, automatically shuts off water supply and alerts homeowner via smartphone app

MISSISSAUGA, 2018 ― Whether by slow drips or sudden pipe bursts, water leaks can lead to substantial home repair costs – which average approximately $6,000 per case in Canada. With a comprehensive water management system from GROHE, part of LIXIL, homeowners can protect their property, and avoid or mitigate the effects of 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 as follows:

  • 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,” said 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.”

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 mold 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.

GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard will launch in Canada on December 17, 2018 with limited distribution. The product will be available nationwide March 2019.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018