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The new £50 housesitting device

Leaks are a thing of the past
   Hannah Caton  |  written on: 09-08-2019 10:10am

GROHE have just released a new technological bit of wizardry that’s designed to look after your home while you’re away. Anyone who has ever returned from a holiday to find a puddle on the floor will understand the peace of mind this new techno gadget can give you.

Most of us worry about leaving the house by itself according to recent studies. In a Europe-wide study it was found that 49% of homeowners switch off the water supply to their washing machine before going away. Up to 45% of us go as far as disconnecting the main water supply when we go on holiday. Perhaps the reason for this is that a surprisingly high 54% of survey respondents had previous experience with water damage.


It’s not just frozen pipes and busted boilers that result in damage: poorly installed washing machines and dishwashers are just as likely to result in leaks. The Associate of British Insurers have revealed that they pay out around £2.5 million every day to customers who’ve made ‘escape of water’ claims on their home insurance.

Considering the device is relatively cheap and can be easily placed on the floor or on a pipe by a professional installer, it’s probably a worthwhile expense. The Sense Guard works by monitoring the water pressure, system temperature, flow of water and general water consumption. If pressure goes above a specified maximum level, the device can automatically turn off the water supply. Smart! Best of all, you can monitor it all from the app, so there are no nasty surprises when you get home.


Any tech that helps us make the most of our hard earned holiday has got to be a good idea.

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Hannah Caton


Hannah is the online writer for KBBArk, providing the latest scoop on all things interior. She's always on the lookout for the latest trends and most beautiful re-designs.