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Each season of the year brings with it welcome changes and advantages. However, each season of the year also has its cons. This is especially true when it comes to water damage. While many potential water damage hazards remain the same throughout the year, there are some that depend on the type of season. Summer and winter have the greatest variety of water damage sources between the two. Below, we’ve included several different ways for you to be extra vigilant about preventing water damage in the summertime. Also, out certified cleaning professionals at American Cleaning in the Claremore area are here to help and respond to any water damage emergency you may have, no matter the time of year.
Avoid Grease Buildup
Summer is the ideal time for grilling and family cookouts. That also means it causes a high volume of grease to build up over time. Many people don’t associate grease with water damage, but if you dispose of grease incorrectly it could end up causing a serious water damage problem for you. The incorrect way to dispose of grease is down your sink. The grease will congeal very quickly once down your sink causing it to clog and water damage to occur over time. It is best to find an old can to pour the grease into so it can cool and solidify before disposing of it.
Look Out For Growing Roots
This is a very subtle, yet incredible destructive form of water damage. Certain plants and trees have very invasive roots that grow quickly and can grow right into your sprinkler system or septic tank. This can be avoided by only planting in areas you are sure invasive roots won’t cause issues. It is more difficult to avoid once things have already been planted. Just stay on high alert and consider rooting out any plants you feel are close to doing this.
Clean Your Gutters
Keeping your roof gutters clean is almost too obvious of a way for you to keep water from coming into your home, but it’s got to be mentioned. Even if you don’t have trees nearby, it’s a good idea to get up there and check it out. Leaves and other debris can blow in and never leave. Add in things like bird nests, squirrel hangouts, and other critters, and you are just asking for water damage.
Keep A Close Eye On Your Water Bill
This is an easy way to prevent water leaks or water damage from going too far. Make sure you have an idea of what your average water usage is by looking at your water meter. Then, check your water meter regularly and if your usage is higher than you think it should be you may have a leak somewhere causing unseen water damage.
Summer should be an enjoyable time of the year full of family get-togethers and good weather. Don’t let your summer be ruined by a water damage emergency. For any questions or water damage emergencies you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us at American Cleaning in the Claremore area!