Even though it might not seem like it, summer is possibly dangerous for those residing in homes with basements. Think about it. Summer is considered a dry season, with higher temperatures and less humidity. Overall, we tend to stay comfortable and maintain our homes appealing. Sometimes, these efforts do more harm in protecting your basement and your home’s structural integrity. Fortunately, you can prevent basement water damage this summer. So, let’s explore the most prevalent causes.
Air Conditioner Condensation
Air conditioning units can form excess moisture, leaking inside your house and damaging floors and carpets. Fortunately, this risk is preventable. So, ensure where and how it drains. If you keep a window unit, place the water drainage pipe outside the window. Also, clean out the drain lines yearly to eliminate obstructions to the water flow. So, ensure where and how it drains.
Another common cause of basement water damage is water sprinklers. The dry summer conditions often trigger homeowners to seek additional water sources for their front landscape, like a water sprinkler. However, be careful about possible water damage and avoid aiming a sprinkler directly toward your house. As a result, this could cause puddles to develop and leak into your foundation, forming moisture damage in your basement.
Lack of Rain
Lastly, it’s not uncommon for heat and a lack of rain to dry out the soil around your structure’s foundation. Since dry soil is looser, pipes have room to move. Unfortunately, old and rusty pipes can crack as they shift, damaging basement water. Consult with North Arundel Contracting to analyze your home’s risk.
Ultimately, moisture and water in your basement can seriously harm the building’s health as well as the occupants’. So, take care of it sooner instead of later. Plus, mold is an issue that puts fear into the hearts of tenants, property managers, and homeowners. If you suspect your home has mold, North Arundel is ready to help. Click here to learn more about our mold remediation process. Remember, being proactive is the best way to prevent basement water damage!
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