Last night and this morning Paphos has seen it’s first rain showers for months… okay, we’re not talking about rains like the UK’s Summer – but you’ll still find some surface water around before it’s soon evaporated by the closely following sunshine!
The reason for this post, isn’t to boast about the weather & living in Cyprus – but to highlight the importance of checking the drains on your balcony, terrace and even roof… as we live in a dusty country, after a long Summer these drains can easily be blocked with sand, dust, leaves, dead birds, any foreign objects which stops the surface water clearing. Any build up of water can only lead to a disaster inside your house, whether its slow penetration and water ingress which cause damp patches, black mould and flaking paint, or in some cases we’ve seen water flowing down the internal walls! This is usually were the water has risen over the level of the skirting tiles on a roof terrace – sadly they aren’t usually tiled / sealed very well and offers little protection.
This quick regular check which can take a few minutes really could save hundreds of pounds in repairs and clean up, not to mention the stress & inconvenience.
Should you have any concerns on your property, or need some assistance in checking all over – give us a call, we’ve got ladders to reach any roof, rods & chemicals to unblock most drains and no job scares us.
Please forward this post to your friends in Cyprus & tell your neighbours…
If you live abroad and want us to check your property, please call or email anytime. In the same visit and call-out fee, we’ll make a general check of the property, windows & doors secured, no signs of damp, break-ins, check the water & electric is on and anything else you need.
Contact Nick’s Maintenance Services here; http://www.n-m-services.eu/contact.htm