Your Home Concierge Service, LLC (a home caretaking service based out of Bradenton, Fl), would like to share this tid bit of advice with absentee home owners. If you own a second home used as a vacation home, or absent from your home for weeks at a time, you should read this article!
In the home, there may appear numerous different kinds of water leaks which cause water damage … and such damage often is insidious and it may appear as just a small spot of discoloration on the ceiling or a wall, or it may show up as something more serious, such as the disintegration of a sheetrock wall, or the dry rot of structural support beams, or the buildup of mold on the inside of particular walls in the home.
Leaks may be presented in many different forms … there are leaks in the roof of the building, leaks in water pipes in the home, leaks in drain pipes, leaks from broken or defective windows and doors, leaks from water getting into vents and ducts, and there are numerous other types of leaks as well.
Recently, a defective sprinkler head geysered water into the vent of a microwave in the kitchen … the water entering the vent made its way into the microwave, damaged it and shorted out the electricity.
The damages caused by such leaks are minimized when the homeowner is home and watching over his property. However, when the homeowner is away from home, such damages can be more severe, unless the homeowner makes arrangements for periodic inspections of his property … such inspections should reduce and may even eliminate damages in the home.
By Leighton Q. J. Klevana