Don't Let Water Damage Ruin Your Summer
With the temperatures quickly rising and the hot summer season headed straight towards us, our natural inclination is to turn up the A/C indoors and head to the pool each chance we get.
However, just because the risk for frozen pipes have passed, the risk of water damage still poses a threat even during the summer months.
With the extended use of air conditioning units, if not properly maintained, can cause drainage issues. To avoid this, make sure to change your air filter regularly. Regular inspections and cleanings are also important to prevent and stop any issues in your unit from worsening. One thing to keep an eye on is the drainage pan. Check to make sure water isn’t leaking and accumulating in the pan. Especially in the hotter weather; mold, mildew, and fungus can easily grow and spread.
Another thing keep in mind is the potential for pipes to burst. Although burst pipes are more common during the colder months, hot summer weather can still cause this headache for a home or property owner. A good rule of thumb is to notice whenever there is a change in your water pressure. While it could be simply just an irritation, it could also be a sign that something bigger is on the verge of happened. This could be a result of corrosion build up which leads to leaks and eventually, water getting into your home or office.
The risk for pipes bursting don’t stop there. As a result of the dry and hot North Texas climate, droughts are a common cause of pipes bursting as well as foundation shifting because of the heat. If you notice cracks appearing on the walls, especially around the corner, it’d be safe to assume there have been changes in your foundation. An easy solution however, is to consistently water the soil and even place plants around the perimeter of the foundation. The plants helps moderate the temperature of the soil and can also serve to hold the ground together with their roots.
The last thing any home or property owner wants to deal with is water damage, no matter the weather! Don’t let water damage ruin your summer, but if you find yourself in a situation that requires the help and expertise of water damage restoration professionals, SERVPRO of South Frisco / The Colony is more than ready to help.