Don't Let Water Ruin Your Summer Fun!
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!
However, the risk of water damage still poses a threat even during the summer months.
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 cleaning 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 to 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 there is something bigger on the verge of happening.
The risk for pipes bursting doesn't stop there. If you notice cracks appearing on the walls, especially around the corner, it'd be safe to assume there have been changes to your foundation. An easy solution, however, is to consistently water the soil and even place plants around the perimeter of the foundation. The plants help 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!