Summer Is a Big Season for Water Damage!
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.
Unfortunately, this overuse 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 with you what are the most common water damages we see in the summer!
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 entire system. With pipes in constant use, you are more likely to see a burst pipe or a leaky 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.
If you or your business suffer water damage, we want to be there for you. We have mitigated and restored hundreds and hundreds of water damages and we want to bring that knowledge to serve you in your time of need!
Virginia is already a fairly rainy state. However, our rainstorms become even more severe during the summer. We have had several severe rainstorms this summer, already. 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 like SERVPRO OF DALE CITY/LAKE RIDGE.
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, this could cause real trouble to your property.
It’s so important to act quickly when it comes to water damage. Water doses not sit, it spreads. Mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. Mold is a huge problem in Virginia due to the high humidity levels in summer. Mold needs a dark, damp place to grow. Mold impacts the health of everyone in your home. Poor indoor air quality is guaranteed in a home with mold. Mold Mitigation is our specialty.
There are thousands of species of mold, but we know how mitigate mold. We understand the environment that mold thrives in and how to remove mold in a safe manner in order to restore your home to a healthy air quality.
SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge and SERVPRO of Woodbridge/Lorton is just a call away for all of your summertime water damage needs.