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How Weather Causes Water Damage

water damage concord, water damage cleanup concordDepending on the climate and time of year, your susceptibility to water damage may increase or decrease. Furthermore, the causes of water damage tend to vary greatly for the same reasons. Thus, everyone should be prepared and know what to expect regarding water damage for every climate and time of year. Should your home flood due to stormy weather, our team of restoration professionals at All Brite Restoration in the Concord area is here to help 24 hours a day all year round.

Hot Summers

In the heat, there are three more common ways that water damage will occur in your home:

Overwatering outside
Swamp cooler leaks,
Flash flooding

As for the first problem, this is very easy to prevent, but is also an easy mistake to make if you are not paying attention. Just make sure that if you use sprinklers or a hose to water your lawn and that the water doesn’t pool near the foundation of your home and leak into your basement. Swamp cooler leaks aren’t a common problem, but if you have one you should make sure to check periodically that it isn’t leaking and pooling in your home. Finally, flash flooding is common in the summer because any uphill snow will be melting and traveling downwards towards any homes. This is the worst of all three to deal because there is really nothing that can be done to prevent it. If it does happen to you, just be sure to begin the restoration process as soon as possible.

High Humidity

This typically goes along with hot temperatures, but high humidity can lead to water damage problems. This is because the high humidity causes condensation and moisture to gather on surfaces of objects. Over time, this can lead to water damage and mold growth. Fortunately, it can be easily controlled by wiping off the moisture from those areas where moisture gathers each day.

Freezing Winters

Two of the biggest causes of water damage in cold temperatures are bursting pipes and snow accumulation on the roof. Bursting pipes are a very common problem in the winter since water expands when it is frozen and turns into ice. The best way to prevent this from happing is to keep your water on a drip when temperatures drop below freezing. The best time to do this is at night while you are asleep and temperatures are coldest. Snow build up on your roof is a major cause of water damage. When there is a large amount of snow at one time, the snow build up will weigh -down the roof. If your roof is old or damaged this could cause leaks to form or even part of the roof to cave in altogether.

Water damage can present itself at all times of the year for a broad variety of reasons. If you ever find your home affected by water damage, don’t hesitate to contact the pros at All Brite Restoration in Concord for help.