While I had hoped to never use my home insurance policy, things sometimes happen that are out of your control, but have a big impact on your life. Most of the time, these events are unexpected and have serious repercussions.
I saw what could happing first-hand this week.
I was over at my aunt’s house early in the week and when I walked into her home, I noticed one thing – it smelled damp and musty. That was something new that I had not smelled before, but I dismissed it right away. But as time wore on, I couldn’t help but feel a nagging sensation that something wasn’t quite right.
I asked my aunt if I could investigate.
After a bit of searching through her house, I discovered some water damage.
It looked like it was still wet.
I quickly realized that there was a problem in the house thanks to a leaking pipe and that my aunt was going to need some help to get the water damage dry out. I had no idea what to do, so we called a local contractor to help us out.
I’m glad we did.
Once he assessed the damage, we knew that she would have to put in an insurance claim as she was not going to have the money to do the repairs on her own. They are planning to come do the work early next week – I’m hoping the next time I walk into my aunt’s house that I don’t smell moisture and mildew ever again.