I have experienced a major water leak 3 times in my life. Each time, I wished there would have been a way for me to know of the leak. All three times I was out of the house when the leak occurred so you can imagine how bad the damage was. So the development of BluView is personal.
I wanted a solution that would “see” the water leak and let me know about it. The reason that the leaks in my house became catastrophic was because the water ran and ran (and ran) until I came home to find a big and expensive mess.
One time, my neighbor called me hysterically to let me know that water was flowing from under the front door. You can image how stressful that call made me. Luckily I had a relative who lived nearby had a spare key and was able to come over to shut off my water main. Needless to say, I came home to a big mess with lots of damage. My wood floors were warped, the carpeting was now a giant soon-to-be moldy sponge and all my wooden furniture was trashed.
The second water leak happened while out doing some Christmas shopping. I was out all day shopping and getting in a festive holiday mood. Unfortunately that mood quickly changed when I got home to the worst Christmas present ever…an inch of water on the bathroom floor that had also spread to the two adjacent bedrooms.
The last one was not so eventful. After a long day of work, I came home with the intent to enjoy a good meal and relax while watching a ballgame on TV. Instead when I got home I had to instead look for towels, buckets, mops etc because a water leak had occurred in my kitchen. I then spent the next two hours cleaning up the mess in the kitchen. The end of my day was capped off by indigestion and missing the ballgame.
There are a countless number of water leak stories like mine where people have lost furniture, electronics, clothing and those priceless pictures and heirlooms.
My mishaps led me to search for water leak detection products that would have prevented my unpleasant messes and expensive losses. I only found water contact sensors that only do part of the job. These contact sensors work very well but unfortunately have to be placed in the “correct” spot to come in contact with the water when the leak occurs. I thought that these limited systems were better than nothing. But because of the need to guess where the leak may occur, I thought something was missing.
You may already know that about 1 in 2 homes (well over 40%) will experience a very damaging water leak and that 1 in 10 homes have a small hidden mold producing leak. With water damage being the second most frequent and second most costly insurance claims, the home’s plumbing is, or at least should be, an area of concern for every home owner.
Ok enough with statistics!
Since the Intellecy BluView detects water leaks anywhere in your home’s plumbing, it will give you peace of mind that when a leak happens, you’ll know early and can stop it early.
I want to note that BluView is more than just a water leak detection device.
The second reason for developing the product is in response to water scarcity and high water bills. About 1/3 of the earth’s population does not have access to clean drinking water. The bottom line is clean drinking water is not guaranteed. I believe we should all do our part to help those that don’t have clean water.
The need for many homeowners is to manage their water use because water prices are increasing as demand and water shortages continue to increase.
We need to stop wasting water and BluView will help you do that. The water management tools will help you manage your water use, reduce your water consumption and save on your bill.
Water leaks and not being able to manage my water use is what has driven both Joost and I to produce the Intellecy BluView.
Our product, BluView, detects and stops water leaks early. But equally important, it’ll help the homeowner set, monitor and act on reducing their water footprint to save water and save money.
Lets all do our part to save our most precious resource, water!
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