We are right in the middle of summer. This naturally puts a strain on your home’s plumbing. Whether you are taking multiple showers to cool off from outdoor exercise, or to keep your garden hydrated, you’re likely using more water than normal these days. Add to that the strain from the coronavirus outbreak and the situation is probably even more strained than normal.
Unfortunately, this makes water damage more likely to happen from your own plumbing. You might be surprised to hear how common it is. Did you know that water damage makes up around 30% of all homeowner’s insurance claims every year in the United States? It’s a very common problem and the majority of these claims are non-weather related. This means you should keep an eye on your plumbing this summer so you don’t have to deal with an expensive repair.
We want to share our expertise to let you know what we see commonly causing water damage during the summertime.
Common Causes Water Damage In the Summer
Maryland is already a fairly rainy state. However, our rainstorms become even more severe during the summer. We had a hail storm this month! These storms can cause damage from hail as well as water. High rainfall and falling debris can end up soaking your home enough to where it needs professional restoration.
It’s important to take stock of your home after a severe storm. Your roof is one of the most important things to inspect. If there is a leak there, you could be in real trouble.
It’s so important to act quickly when it comes to water damage. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. Mold is a huge problem because it impacts the health of everyone in your home. Poor indoor air quality is guaranteed in a home with mold. Luckily, stopping mold is our specialty.
There are thousands of species of mold, but we know how to fight just about all of them. We understand the environment that mold thrives in and how to remove mold in a safe manner.
Water damage can mean a lot of things. It can also vary a lot in severity. One of the most costly forms of water damage is flooding. You may not think it will happen to you, but we have major floods in our state every few years. It’s best to be prepared for the possibility and know who to call if you need restoration help.
The best way that we fix water damage from flooding is by drying out your home. We use a variety of techniques to do this, so that your home doesn’t suffer from any lingering damage. When nature is unpredictable, Home Services Restoration can step in and be that reliable rock you can lean on.
Leaking Faucets or Pipe Breaks
As we mentioned earlier, your plumbing is under greater stress during the summer. Heavier use equals more wear and tear on your system. With pipes in constant use, you are more likely to see a burst pipe in your home. Whether this leak is obvious or hidden in a crawlspace or below your foundation, there is a risk of water damage.
Water damage can occur on all types of surfaces. Don’t just assume that your tiled bathroom hasn’t suffered any damage. Be careful about using commercial drain cleaners as these can corrode older pipes easily and make it more likely to leak in the future.
If your home has suffered damage, we want to be there for you. We’ve experienced hundreds of restorations and we want to bring that knowledge to what is hopefully your only restoration your home ever needs.
If you need our services or would like to learn more, just give us a call at (240) 348-9566 or fill out our online contact form!