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Product Listing – Toilet Overflow Alarm & Shut Off Valve



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MANUFACTURER
AquaOne Technologies, LLC

COST
$127.00

VENDORS
AquaOne Technologies, LLC

DISCLAIMER
The listing of these products is for informational purposes and individuals must use their own caution and judgment when using these resources. Functional levels and changes in judgment and reasoning are highly variable in people with dementia. Interventions must be individualized and continually assessed because those that are effective for some individuals may only work briefly and may not work at all for others.

DESCRIPTION
This toilet overflow alarm and shut-off valve detects overflows and leaks. The shut-off valve in the unit shuts off the flow of water when it starts to rise above the normal level in the toilet bowl. At the same time, it sounds an alarm for 60 seconds. The unit also includes a leak detector: if water is running in the toilet tank, it will turn off the water and sound an alarm. Water will flow again after the obstruction is cleared and the reset button is pushed. Installation can be completed by a homeowner who is handy with mechanical issues (according to the manufacturer) or a plumber can be called.

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WHAT WE LIKE
May help prevent overflows caused by depositing adult briefs or other large objects in the toilet

May help reduce emotional stress and building damage caused by overflowing toilets

POTENTIAL CONCERNS
This unit will not work on toilets without a tank.

If the person lives alone and there is a toilet overflow, they may not remember to push the reset button. Try hanging up a reminder sign.

The price is a little high, but may be worth it if you have a problem with overflows.

CAUTION
The person may be frightened by the alarm and not know what to do.

This product has not been tested by Thiscaringhome.org.


Product Selection Criteria

Our goal is to teach you how to be a good consumer and to help you learn about specific products and unique product features that may enhance your safety and the safety and function of the person with dementia. The products shown in This Caring Home serve as examples only. Manufacturers continually change product specifications and the products represented may be different from those now on the market.

We realize this is not an all-inclusive list. Products featured in This Caring Home were chosen for one or more of the following reasons:
  • Affordability
  • Attractiveness
  • Availability
  • Color selection
  • Ease of use
  • Quality
  • Safety
We encourage you to discuss product selection with other caregivers and health care professionals.


How We Tested

"ThisCaringHome.org tested many products that are commonly recommended for best practices to identify the best use of these products and any potential problems in their use by caregivers and individuals with dementia. Each product included in an Expert Review was tested in a home environment, either an apartment or a single family home (or both), by at least two people. Rosemary Bakker, interior designer, gerontologist and dementia specialist, was one of the testers for every product. Whenever possible, we tested the product over time, sometimes days, weeks, or months, for:
  • Ease of use
  • Reliability
  • Potential safety issues
As a result of our testing, we're listing the pros and cons for using these products and including safety precautions for various products. These products were not tested by persons with dementia. We hope in the future to do case studies to learn more about what works and what doesn't work in a larger variety of caregiving situations and home environments."

Products listed on our website but not tested by ThisCaringHome.org are referred to as "Product Listings".



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