Summertime Water Damage
Summertime is great for fun vacation days and relaxing “chill by the pool” days. However, summer is also the peak time for water damage. Naturally, summer puts strain on your home’s plumbing with the more water you use. Whether it is taking that extra shower to cool off, watering the plants around the house or trying to drink more water to stay hydrated, chances are, your plumbing is being put under more stress. In fact, 30% of all homeowner insurance claims are because of water damage. So that begs the question, what are the most common causes of water damage during the summer? We got you covered:
Living in Maryland, we are accustomed to huge thunderstorms throughout the year, especially in the summer. These thunderstorms can cause power outages and debris to fall on or around your home. This, along with heavy rain, can spell problems for your basement or roof.
Water works fast once it is in homes. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours so being alert to water damage in your home. Poor air quality along with humidity can help create a breeding ground for mold as well. If you spot mold in your home, act quickly and call us!
One of the most common forms of water damage in residential homes is flooding. With houses close to the water, some being below sea level, and massive thunderstorms, Anne Arundel County homes are extremely susceptible to flooding damage. Ensuring your sump pump is running and having a backup battery is crucial to avoid flood damage.
Your plumbing is under more stress than usual during the summer. Heavier use equals more wear and tear on your plumbing systems. Typically, pipes are in constant use in the summer for the reasons mentioned above. Whether leaks are obvious or hidden in your foundation or crawlspace, water damage is always a threat.
If your home has experienced water damage, act fast and call the PROs over at SERVPRO of Annapolis/Severna Park at 410-647-8181.