Nova-Flo® is a magnetically operated (non electrical) device which senses the water level in a bath or basin and shuts off the taps automatically to prevent flooding and water and energy wastage. Nova-Flo® requires no change in user behavior.
Each year a vast number of properties suffer flooding from taps left on either because they have been forgotten or misjudged. Some overseas hotel guests may be used to a 'wet room' style bathroom with a drain in the centre and be accustomed to allowing baths to overflow.
Landlords may wish to protect their properties from forgetful tenants, or even disgruntled tenants who may leave taps running with the intention to flood.
Many people are affected by various causes of dementia which can lead them to become forgetful, whereby Nova-Flo® will eliminate the recognised problem of bath and basin floods and in some cases enable people to maintain their independence and stay in their own home for longer.
Nova-Flo® is designed to be easy to fit and can be installed behind virtually any bath and basins with seperate overflows. Its slim and compact design together with John Guest Speedfit plumbing connections means that any competent plumber can usually fit a Nova-Flo® unit in under an hour.
The Nova-Flo® is positioned vertically between the overflow inlet and the waste pipe so water can flow easily into the central float chamber with gravity.
The hot and cold pipes are plumbed into either side of the unit. You can install control valves and mixer units before the unit, with the mixed water flowing through one or both sides of the Nova-Flo®.
To help installation, each Nova-Flo® is supplied with 22mm John Guest® Speedfit® fittings on the outflow and straight 22mm tails for pushfit connections on the inlet side.
Control/access valves are recommended to be fitted on the inlet side, and there must be access provided for servicing the unit if necessary.