At Vacation Home Mall, we like to keep our readers informed of new products that can make life easier. After working more than 10 years in a real estate office that specializes in vacation homes, I know plenty of horror stories that could have been minimized or avoided with a good monitoring system. In most cases, severe damage was caused by a major leak, usually by a frozen pipe or faulty plumbing.
Most of these homes were vacant, and for sale. No one would be aware there was a problem until the home was being shown to a potential buyer. These leaks caused substantial water damage, but there’s a new problem that comes with leaks: mold. Walls, drywall, floorboards, carpeting, ceilings. They all have to be replaced, particularly when selling the house. When water leaks are severe enough, they saturate everything, then leave a mold before they dry. Banks and Home Inspectors will find this completely unnacceptable after reports show that certain molds, particularly black molds, can be deadly to infants and the elderly.
That means major repairs. housEvolve is a home management system that revolutionizes the way homeowners can care for their home when they are away. housEvolve puts the homeowner in full control over all Heating and Air Conditioning controls, Water Valves, and Garage Doors from anywhere in the world.
You can monitor the heating and air conditioning, and place water sensors in vulnerable areas that would indicate potential leaks. With the housEvolve system, you can also control thermostats, water valves and garage door openers. You can turn the water off to prevent a potential disaster.
Naturally, we have plenty of monitoring devices and security/remote control systems available on our site. Currently, you can only get housEvolve directly through the company web site at http://www.freevolve.com/index.htm.