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
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 15, 2018) ― Whether by slow drips or sudden pipe bursts, water leaks can lead to substantial home repair costs – which average nearly $7,000 per insurance claim in the U.S. 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 measure general water consumption. It automatically turns off the water supply when it exceeds a specific maximum set by the user.
“With approximately 14,000 people in the U.S. experiencing costly water damage at home or work every day, solutions like the GROHE Sense & GROHE Sense Guard water management system deliver tremendous peace of mind by avoiding the damages, losses and substantial remediation costs often associated with water damage,” said Katty Pien, chief marketing officer, LIXIL Americas.
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 Guard can also be integrated with Nest to enable an even higher level of water security by shutting the water off every time the home is vacant. Upon the homeowner’s return, the water is automatically turned back on.
Full Control with Just One App
The GROHE ONDUS app is the heart of the GROHE Sense & 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.us.