Water damage always comes as a surprise. Because signs of wear and tear on your pipe system are invisible: pitting, corrosion or frost wear on the pipes unnoticed. It is also relatively common for unsuitable materials to be installed together or for the composition of the water to favour rapid wear. These problems only become visible when it is too late – and the apartment is under water. Costs as a result of water damage are difficult to estimate.
By the way, did you know? Your insurance company probably won’t pay a cent for water damage if you are away from home for more than 72 hours and haven’t turned off the water.