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Summer Water Damage Tips

8/3/2020 (Permalink)

Unfortunately, we know all too well that water damages can happen at anytime in Southern Maryland. Water damages can happen at any time, any place and under any circumstance but there are some things to keep in mind that could help prevent water damage to your home this summer. 

Southern Maryland Severe Storms

Severe storms are common in the summer months for southern Maryland because of the heat and a lot of our areas are bordered by water. During our hot, humid months severe storms can abruptly dump several inches of rain in a very short period of time. This could cause water damage to your home if you are not prepared.

  • Check your gutters! Make sure your gutters are clear of any blockage. Blocked gutters coupled with substantial rain fall could result in foundation leaks, basement floods and water damage to exterior walls.
  • Check your roof for damage frequently. Roof damage is something no one wants to face but you especially do not want it to begin raining inside your home. With a substantial amount of rain and roof damage you could see not only roof leaks and attic saturation you could see a complete flood. In some cases we have seen ceiling collapse causing additional damage.

Air Conditioner causing water damage?

As we all know it gets hot and humid in the summer months here in Southern Maryland and we have our air conditioners set accordingly! What we don’t realize is the potential risk that a central AC unit poses to our homes. These units are designed to extract gallons of water vapor from the air inside our homes. This water is collected in a condensate drip pan and then sent down the drain line. Well what if the condensate drip pan overflows or the drain line is clogged? Would you notice right away? Probably not! Check your AC unit to make sure that everything is running correctly, especially when the temperature rises outside. Checking your system on a regular basis could mean preventing a water damage incident in your home.

If you experience a water damage in your home this summer call SERVPRO® of Charles County and SERVPRO® of Oxon Hill immediately! We are OPEN and Here to Help! 301.753.8313.

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