Hidden Damage

Hidden Damage

Damage to an asset that is not immediately apparent. For example, a roof with hidden damage may appear unharmed until it leaks during a rain storm. Insurance policies provide coverage for both hidden and obvious damage.
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Even if most of us may not have suffered serious sexual harassment, how many of us sustained more hidden damage inflicted by insecure men especially if we had the audacity to be successful?
The delivery of a healthy baby girl was the crowning glory and I prayed there was no hidden damage that would manifest later in her life.
Repeated wind-driven rain caused hidden damage, and water damage to insulation that could not be seen.
Repeated wind-driven rain caused hidden damage, namely rot, and water damage to insulation that could not be seen.
Never delay scheduled maintenance as it can lead to hidden damage.
They may look great on the outside, but have hidden damage under the tiles, such as a rotted felt membrane or disintegrating roofing paper.
Toilet leaks can be elusive and cause thousands of dollars in hidden damage.
With no heat or power, the three buildings were ordered evacuated until power was restored and a contracted electrician assessed all power circuits to each unit to confirm there was no hidden damage that might spark additional fires.
The manifestation rule--restricting liability coverage solely to the insurance policy in effect when hidden damage is discovered--is inimical to the premise of Florida law that insurance policies be given their plain meaning.
SCOTS sun-worshippers are to be shown frightening scanner images of the hidden damage UV radiation does to their skin.
The figures expose the huge hidden damage our troops suffer, especially on the front line in Afghanistan.
Using specialist skin-scanning technology, the scan highlights hidden damage lurking beneath the skin's surface caused by overexposure to UV, both from sunbeds and the sun.