Damp, flooding and small leaks are major concerns for home owners but I’d also like to highlight that it’s a concern for renters like myself too. Renting in London often comes with a lack of care for a tenant’s standard of living. I’ve viewed homes with green and black mould all over the walls with the landlord’s expectation that I’d pay £2300 per month on rent. I don’t think so! Oh the tales I can tell. It’s not only unhealthy and unthinkable to put someone in that living situation but it’s also incredibly insulting. SO there, rant over. I’ve found a solution to help both landlord, tenants and homeowners in preventing this madness. I was recently given this handy gadget, the Grohe Sense water sensor to test out in my home.
This genius pocket size gadget connects to your smart phone and detects temperature, humidity and any flooding in the home. All you have to do is place it in the room of your choice, on the floor, in the cupboard, where ever. It’s a gadget to suit you and whatever set up you have. Connect it to the app on your smart phone and that’s it.
I initally placed it on top of my washing maching in the utility room or more accurately, tiny room in the basement. My main worry is damp and mould. I placed it there for a week to test for humidity. I’ll also be testing it on the floor which is great as I can move it around to where ever my concern is.
Not surprisingly this Grohe Sense water sensor alerted me to the fact that my basement is incredibly humid, which in essence can lead to mould. SO I’ve acted on this information. Making sure the basement gets lots of fresh air and that I don’t dry my wet clothes down there. It’s given me a little more control now over my living situation and also great to give accurate feedback to the landlord about the humid and damp basement.
Finally a gadget that can help tenants as well as homeowners.
Find more information about the Grohe Sense water sensor at www.grohe.co.uk.
*this post is a collaboration with Grohe, al words and thoughts are my own.*
Photography © Hannah Trickett/Hannah in the house
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