Unusually hot temperatures can dry out soil around homes and commercial buildings. Then, when a strong summer storm comes along with torrential rains flooding can occur.
The weather we experience in July and August is typically both hot and humid which creates a great environment for the ground to become hard and facilitate flood runoff.
Flood runoff can overwhelm properties that have poor drainage. A leaky roof, clogged gutters, broken cement, and an unsealed foundation can all contribute to basement flooding and water damage.
When water gains access to the structural areas of the home’s foundation, it can weaken the structure and supporting components. Eventually, the structure can give way and collapse causing major damage.
When water seeps into areas of a home and gets trapped, it provides a fertile environment for the development and growth of mold. A change in temperature, humidity, or both helps to speed up the process and footprint of mold in tough-to-reach areas of a home or business.
When summer storms strike after a long dry spell, don’t get caught holding the bucket; contact the water damage restoration experts at Emergency Restoration. We are on call 24/7 and ready to assist you. Contact us today or call (248) 299-4500.