Emanuele talked to Elisabetta today. Here is what he found out:
The leak in the living room, she knew about but never did anything about because it only happens when it rains a lot.
The leak in the bedroom from the shower next door. She only knew about when she moved the bed to move out and thinks it only happens because her son takes long showers (!)
The leak in the hall happened when she was at her summer place from the hot water heater. She fixed the heater but not the damage from the leak.
There are 2 attics. One has the furnace and water heater. The other is a very large space but Elisabetta had never, ever in all the time she lived there gone up there. Even when her son told her there were pigeons walking on his ceiling! Well yes we did find out there had been a LOT of pigeons up there and the window had been left open for who knows how many years! Maybe she thought if she didn’t go up there it wasn’t happening?
She never used the fireplace but said the person she bought the place from said it worked. She said we may want to have the flue cleaned.
So there we have it. Emanuele will bring his contractor friend over to take a look and we’ll know more then.