Summer is in full swing, which means everyone’s home for the summer! All of a sudden you are back to a full house of kids, teens, and young adults back from college. Just as you go through an adjustment period, so does your home. With more people comes more pressure on your plumbing.
Water damage is a scary reality. Get ahead of potential water damage emergencies by maintaining and restoring your summer home.
We wanted to shed light on the common summertime water damages for you, so you are best prepared to recognize when you need professional water restoration. Summer should be enjoyed and spent having fun in the water, not fighting it. Here are the typical water issues you may encounter during your summer break.
Common Water Damage In the Summer
Summer rainstorms are one of the leading causes of water damage during the summer months. They hit hard and release tons of water in a short period of time. Their heavy winds carry debris that can smash into your home, causing severe damage.
If your home is harmed in a storm, water will leak into it. When water makes its way into your home, the scenario becomes detrimental to both your house and your family. Water damage can cause mold, flooding, and ruin personal, sentimental belongings.
If you sense dampness in your home, see condensation on your window sills, or notice a leak in your roof or foundation, you have a mold cultivating environment. This can endanger your family’s health, so address this issue quickly.
There are 4 classes of flooding. If you have slow flooding rates and a small affected area, you have a class 1 flood. Class 2 flood damage is qualified by 24 inches of water on the floor. This is severe as it can cause permanent damage to your home’s foundation. With class 3 flood damage, water is leaking from above and has infiltrated your entire home. Class 4 damage requires extreme structural drying solutions and likely has irreparable damage.
Nature is unpredictable, but we are dependable. So when summer rainstorms hit your house hard, we here at AWR Restoration & Cleaning are here to help you restore and repair your home.
If you have a sprinkler system for your yard or garden, there is a chance you could experience water damage from a leak, broken pipe, or hose that was left on. Check your sprinkler system after each cycle, if you see pooling water you will need to call a professional to come and assess the source of your leak. In addition, remember to double-check that your hose is off and put away after each use.
Leaking Faucets or Pipe Breaks
When you have a leaking faucet, the leak is pretty obvious. You can hear it and see it, and you are probably aggravated about it. Luckily, a leaky pipe can be fixed by your local plumber. However, you will need to call us here at AWR Restoration & Cleaning if your faucet leaks for an extended period of time, as damage under your sink, or inside your wall, can occur.
As for pipes, if you have old piping, your home may be at risk of a broken pipe epidemic. This is also the case if your pipe installation was not properly executed. Most people think that pipes only break if they freeze, but if they are corroded or not set up correctly, water will find a way to leak into your walls and cause damage.
At AWR Restoration & Cleaning, we have the skills and expertise to help with any summer water issues that might arise. Call us, at (206) 823-2252, for professional water restoration.