In this area in New York there are several secondary homes that may not being checked up on or watched while the owners are at their primary home. This is dangerous to leave your home not monitored for long periods of time.
If a pipe breaks, especially a hot water pipe, it will cause a very high level of humidity in a home. This will cause condensation to develop on many surfaces in the home. Condensation is defined as water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it. As you can see in the photo, there was a very high level of humidity in the home causing the water droplets to form on the attic door in the ceiling. This probably formed within a very short period of time. The house was not found like this for over a week.
Be prepared, if you are planning on leaving your home for an extended period of time, have someone check on your home. It will avoid serious damages like this that may not be covered by insurance.
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