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  • Writer's pictureCorey Provencal

Vandalism Causes Mold Damage to Florida Home

Sinks plugged, water running for nearly week causes thousands in damage to Estero Florida home.

An Estero house for sale will need extensive repairs after the Realtor found it damaged by water which may have been flowing for nearly a week.

According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:

On Friday deputies went to the house in the 20000 block of Serre Drive in the gated Bella Terra community of Estero and spoke with the homeowner, Miriam Sharoni through a translator. She said on Nov. 9 her Realtor, J.K. Hobbs, called her about the damage.

Sharoni, who lives on the east coast of Florida, came to inspect the house. Hobbs said that between Nov. 4 and Nov. 9 someone went into the house, turned on all the faucets and plugged the sinks. “Mr. Hobbs believes the water was continually running for almost a week.”

Damages include ruined carpeting, mold and stains on the walls and wood laminate flooring no longer functional.

Damage was estimated at between $20,000 and $30,000.

•John P. Lapotaire, CIEC •Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant •Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

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