The biggest hidden danger when buying in an Ecuador coastal development

Many developments on the coast of Ecuador have an elephant in the room.

Can´t see it and they don´t mention it when trying to sell you their property.

It´s up to you to thoroughly research this before buying… as most developments DO have a big problem!

The WATER situation.

You see, on the Ecuador coast many developments get developed in areas with already precarious water situations, and the local governments don´t demand (like they do in places like the US) that the development invest to increase the capacity of the installations of the general area for the ballooning amount of people the area will hold once the development is finished.You can check out the pumps for the water level management here

So they don´t invest, and the situation gets even worse once populated and once you´ve already bought in! If you use well water, you need a professional well service company that knows how to effectively install, repair, and maintain your well water system. You’ll find all that you need here with our well repair and well pump repair concord nc services at Well Doctor. When it comes to your water, you certainly cannot take any chances with contamination, leaks, or system failures. This is why an experienced, professional, family-run company like ours — with a known reputation in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding rural areas of Concord and Charlotte — should handle your water. Well Doctor has the qualifications needed to provide you with help for all your well water needs. Our experts can handle all aspects of your well water system, including: 24-hour well pump service for no-water, well drilling, inspections, water testing & treatment, well pump repairs, water filtration systems installation, and more. Receive all the help you need from our team of qualified and professional technicians. Boasting years of industry experience, we assure you’re in good hands with our local company.

I can live without electricity a few days(I´ve done it).  But try living without water for a day or two, it really sucks.  Yes, you can have cisterns as most do in Ecuador, but those only last a few days max, then you are dependent on the whims of expensive tanker trucks to come give you water on their schedule.

And yes, the price of water raises in times of need.

In the United States alone, damage accounts for over 25 percent of all home insurance claims, with more than 37 percent homeowners admitting to loss of property due to extensive water damage. All sources of this damage leave tell-tale signs around the place. The trick lies in being able to detect these signs and initiating water damage repair before it is too late.

Water stains on the ceilings or a wet spot under the kitchen sink could develop into something bigger, such as a weakened roof or a rotten floor board. So learn to recognize the first sign of damage which is almost always evident for everyone to notice but rarely catches the attention of homeowners until all hell has been broken loose in the living room. The most obvious signs of moisture build-up that can eventually escalate to damage are drippy faucets or shower heads, water stains on the roof or walls, damp surface areas, unusual humidity or coolness in a particular room and a distinct odor of mildew. If your home or a particular room in the house begins to smell of molds, it is high time you hire a water damage repair company like to arrest the initial stages of destruction.

Some believe the expertise of a Damage Restoration Company is required only during floods or similar natural disasters. Even trivial water leaks that could lead to a mammoth destruction should be brought to the attention of restoration companies who will not only help you identify the source of the leak but also restore your property to its pre-incident state. There are plenty of damage restoration companies in the U.S. and the services they offer are based on reliable restoration principles coupled with research, practical experience and extensive consultation gathered from numerous sources. Most of these companies provide water damage repair services, mold remediation service, flood damage cleanup, interior restoration as well as fire and smoke cleanup for both residential and commercial properties.

But there are some areas of the coast that really don´t have city water problems, and a few developments that have really planned ahead, although if you still have problems with water such as flooding, the use of restoration services could really help with this, you can learn more about Water Restoration USA and how to use these services to solve these issues.

I´d talk to folks already living there before buying and don´t buy anything you can´t see or whose value is based on promises (aka pre-construction) in Ecuador.  (That´s just how I feel.)

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