The Aguardio Leak Sensor can save you
£300 to £6,000 per year and help you monitor water temperature throughout your facilities
Leaking toilets and taps are one of the most common causes of waste water
The Aguardio Leak Sensor detects such water leaks by measuring the temperature difference between the water inlet pipe temperature and the ambient room temperature, so can also be used to provide automated reports on the temperature of hot, cold and mixed water connections throughout your facilities, saving significant amounts of both labour and water.
A leaking toilet can be difficult to detect, as the water trickles down the inner backside of the toilet pan. Although the problem might not be noticeable at first, it will definitely be noticeable when the water bill arrives.
Watersafe estimates the cost of a continually leaking toilet to be from £300 up to as much as £6,000 per year.
- A leaking toilet wastes between 215 and 400 litres of clean drinking water on average every day.
- According to Waterwise between 5 and 8% of toilets are leaking.
- Around 400 million litres of water is currently estimated to leak from UK toilets every day, which is enough water to supply 2.8 million people.
- About 30% of total water used in a home is used to flush the toilet.
How can Aguardio help?
The Aguardio Leak Sensor detects such water leaks by measuring the temperature difference between the water inlet pipe temperature and the ambient room temperature. The difference in temperature triggers the alarm. The Leak Sensor can detect water leaks as small as 5 litres per hour.
How does Aguardio work?
The sensor is designed to work at room temperature (around 20°C/68°F). The leak is detected as cold water runs through the pipe constantly and will change the temperature of the pipe significantly. A change in temperature will send an alert of a water leak, either by acoustic alert, or to a connected gateway.
- Extremely easy to install, simply clamp the unit onto the toilet water inlet with a strip, and you are good to go
- The AguardioLeak Sensor as a stand-alone version can sound an alarm when it detects a water leak
- The AguardioLeak Sensors as connected version notify the building manager of a water leak and provide data on toilet usage
- Gain new insights on toilet use to optimize bathroom facilities and cleaning routines
- Ease of installation – no need to contact a plumbing engineer
- Installed behind each individual toilet allowing easy identification of leak and usage
- Data collection for effective optimization of preventive maintenance and cleaning schedules
The Aguardio leak detector can also be used for temperature monitoring
The Aguardio Leak detection unit is capable of providing temperature monitoring for hot and cold and mixed water connections within your building and providing reports to the cloud in a number of visual ways to allow clients to view and download the reports.
Building managers in the UK have to complete water temperature checks and record this on regular, weekly, monthly and quarterly routines. This is normally carried out in person by somebody running taps for a pre-determined period of time, 2-3 minute flow time is not unusual for hot, then cold to confirm that cold water is below 22 degrees and hot is stored above 60 degrees and achieves 50 degrees at point of use (55 degrees in healthcare).
The Aguardio system can be installed in such a way as to provide automated reports on the temperature of hot, cold and mixed water connections throughout your facilities, saving significant amounts of both labour and water.
Features of the Aguardio leak detector
- The sensor can be mounted on all pipes measuring 8 to 27 mm (1/2”) in diameter
- Bluetooth 5.1 radio
- Transmitting range 30 to 100 metres depending on the character of room
- Battery powered (lifetime >10 years)
- Low battery warning
- Can detect water leaks of 5 litres per hour and more
- Acoustic alert (alarm sound) > 80dbm
- Ability to connect to a gateway to receive leak notifications remotely (requires separate software)