Southwest Florida is an extremely humid climate with lots of rainfall. Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless renters and homeowners be devastated by mold growth that they didn’t know existed until it was too late… Unfortunately, natural causes aren’t the only reason mold grows. Leaks (water intrusion) can occur and create mold in a number of places in your home, such as:
Luckily there is a solution! In this blog, we’ll discuss how you can prevent mold BEFORE it starts forming!
First and foremost, how many of you consistently check “wet areas” (washer, sinks, etc.) of your home for mold? People are generally too busy to worry if their appliances are running without a leak forming. But it’s very important to monitor such things so you aren’t faced with a nightmare situation!
As we know, mold is created by two things, moisture and time. So how do you prevent it? A great solution for this is wired or wireless leak detectors. They are installed in any wet area of your home so they will detect moisture, shut-off the water source, and send you an alert on your smart device so you can immediately resolve the issue.
Additional benefits to leak detectors are:
- Peace of mind for seasonal residents
- You don’t need to activate your alarm for it to function
- If you move, you can transport the devices with you
- It prevents you from unknowingly living with mold
- Some Insurers are offering discounts
Even if your home watch company stops by once every week to inspect your property, it might be too late, leaks or floods in your home only take seconds to create an expensive headache that is now your problem.
If you own an investment property, rent an apartment, or own a home, consider purchasing a leak detector. They can preserve your time, money, and your overall health. For a recommendation on where to find top-of-the-line leak detectors, call Reed Property Management and we’ll be happy to assist you!