With the kids officially out of school and the sun shining a little bit more these days, it seems as though Summer is ready to make it’s Grand Entrance . . . but along with the beauty and casualness of the season, you may also face a myriad of weather related home problems that can make life a little overwhelming. So here are a couple of helpful tips to help you protect your home and your wallet during the good old Summer time!
As summer heat and excess rains increase, they force insects and rodents to find cover, and the coolness and dryness of your home make it an attractive place for them to “hang out.” Bees, wasps, mosquitoes, ants, and other insects are also on the look out for ways to get into your home, so it’s important to take some steps to prevent a “pesky problem”!
Take a look around your house, both inside and out. Be especially aware of holes or deep crevices where little “visitors” can come and go. Take the time to plug up holes, properly install screens in doors and windows and be sure to keep ALL food stored in proper containers ( because every “critter” in the world is always ready to do a little eating!) If you take these preventitive steps and still see pesky pests or the remains of them, be sure to call in a professional ASAP! You don’t want to become a hotel to a bunch of unwanted guests!
Mold can be a HUGE problem for homeowners, and unfortunately, you don’t get a break from mold in the summer time. Rising temperatures and excessive moisture team together with higher humidity causing the perfect habitat for mold to grow and spread. Mold can not only cause costly property damage, but also severe health issues, which left untreated can be totally devastating!
Properly maintaining a home’s ventilation and preventing spaces from collecting moisture, will greatly reduce your chances of having mold in your home.
If for some reason mold does begin to show in your home, the best chance for eliminating it is to call a professional right away. Duraclean Restoration Services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to get the job done! Specializing in water mitigation, mold remediation, full reconstruction, and So much more . . . .
Basement flooding can also be a problem in the summer time. Broken sump pumps and extra summer rains can cause a myriad of unwanted problems that must be addressed in a timely manner. Sump pump alarms and regular walk thru’s around the basement (both inside and outside) will help you to recognize a problem immediately, saving not only family belongings, but extra money that could be used for something fun, rather than something necessary!
As the days become longer and the sun continues to shine brighter for the next 3 months, be sure to take the time to enjoy each and every day with those that you love. Have fun, be safe and make as many memories as you can!
If you should have a household situation arise that requires a professional . . . Remember, “No One is Faster to the Disaster!” and give Duraclean Services a call 410-838-7330, ANY time to start the Restoration Process.