GROHE’s smart flood-detecting gadget

Protect your home on holiday; Identify and isolate water damage early on with GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – from wherever you are in the world

  • GROHE’s smart control system protects your house even when nobody is home and alerts you of potential water leaks, burst pipes and flooding
  • Turn off your home’s water supply with the tap of a button on the GROHE ONDUS smartphone app
  • GROHE Sense Guard is compatible with Nest’s Home/Away Assist to improve household safety and limit water damage.

It’s the nightmare of holiday makers. Returning from a two-week break in the sun and being greeted by a puddle of water as soon as you step foot into the house. There’s been a leak. Cue the mad rush for the stopcock and digging though documents for insurance details. But all this can be avoided. With a few small precautions and the help of some affordable smart technology, the risks can be prevented, leaving you safe in the knowledge that your home is water tight when you jet off this summer. With GROHE Sense and Sense Guard you now have the means to monitor your home for moisture build up, water leaks, and potentially even floods caused by burst pipes, which might help you prevent a costly damage bill later down the line.

In a recent European survey, 49% of homeowners said they switch off the water supply to their washing machine and as many as 45% disconnect their main water supply when they go on holiday. Yet a surprising 54% of survey respondents have experience with water damage.

Further research has shown, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the trade body for the insurance industry, insurers pay out around £2.5m every day to customers who’ve made ‘escape of water’ claims on their home insurance.  And while many of these claims have been recorded for burst pipe damage in the winter, there are plenty of other reasons why leaks occur. Often poorly-installed washing machines or dishwashers can result in leaks, as can water seeping out from under the bath or shower, or from storage tanks in the loft. GROHE Sense smart water sensor 1 image004 image006

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