Vieser, known for its unique design drain covers and high-quality floor drains, has initiated a collaboration with the Swedish Sluta Riv group on NFC sensor technology to reduce negative environmental impact of the construction industry.
Soon you can order Vieser floor drain cuffs with NFC sensors (Near Field Communication) that makes it possible to detect water leakage at will. The ability to reliably measure under-floor humidity also provides the possibility for partial repairs instead of redoing the bathrooms completely. With these sensors it is possible to measure moisture without destructive sample taking. Sensors are manufactured in Sweden by InviSense that Sluta Riv represents.
"We see the collaboration as a great opportunity to create impact today for a healthier and more sustainable future," says Annika Jyllilä-Vertigan, CEO of Vieser.
Lower costs and better for the environment
According to Swedish Insurance, the greatest damage in terms of value for households is water damage for which the total amount of damage amounted to just over SEK 3.9 billion in 2021.
According to the Swedish Water Damage Centre's report, 29% of the damage that occurs in the bathroom floor occurs in proximity of the floor drain.
Vieser wants to make a difference with providing measurability and as well as pushing for the change to save energy, raw materials and ensuring carbon impact.
"Vieser always wants to work smarter, and this feels like a new and sustainable way to develop. Detecting possible damage in good time and getting the chance for partial repair will save millions of kronor for insurance companies, homeowners, and real estate companies," says Jens Persson, Head of Sales Scandinavia.
"With partial repairs, all parties win. There will be less environmental impact and less emissions due to new materials and it is better for the economy. A partial repair is often at least SEK 100,000 cheaper in a regular bathroom than if you tear down the entire bathroom," says Niklas Wennström, CEO of Sluta Riv.
Durable and easy to use
Vieser will add sensors developed by Linköping University and tested by RISE to its floor drain membrane for Vieser One, Vieser Line, Vieser DOT and Square. The sensors consist of a moisture-sensitive material that absorbs water molecules and can then be found with a moisture scanner. The sensor has an extremely long shelf life, and they are designed to have at least one bathroom's lifetime. As long as the sensor has been installed correctly anyone can measure it after reading a short instruction.
For the residents this is the easy, hassle-free solution: No batteries, no electricity or subscription is required. It is possible to measure moisture without destructive sampling. The solution makes it possible to stop guessing and to have peace of mind.
Vieser demonstrates the floor drain with the new sensors at Nordbygg, 26-29 April at Stockholmsmässan. Welcome to visit us at stand A20:40!
Jens Persson, Head of Sales Professional, Scandinavia, +46 703 90 20 42, firstname.lastname@example.org
Niklas Wennström, vd, Sluta Riv, email@example.com
Marian Seppälä, Communications Specialist Vieser Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46 76 870 6889
Vieser offers unique design lids and high-quality floor drain solutions to inspire professional builders as well as interior designers and homeowners alike. Vieser's products have been manufactured in Ostrobothnia in Finland since 1973. Vieser's floor drains have been installed in approximately seven million bathrooms and the company has operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Estonia.