Depending on where you live, spring can be one of the most unpredictable seasons of the year. This rings true for those of us in Ohio. Wavering temperatures, melting snow, and rain means everything is just… wet.
What does this mean for your home? Your home goes through a lot as seasons change. Spring weather can leave your home vulnerable as its cold frozen surroundings get warmer and warmer.
Is your home ready for the transition from winter to spring?
After heavy rains, you may see pooling water around the foundation of your house or along your roofline. When water pools, it may seep into your home and cause even more damage. Be sure to check your roof, attic, and basements for leaks on wetter than normal days, if you see any moisture, water stains, or standing water, you should call a professional to assess the extent of damage that this water has caused.
Catching leaks right away can help you avoid costly water damage to your walls, electrical, plumbing, or flooring. In some cases, water damage left unchecked can lead to mold growth and structural issues in your home.
Compaction and expansion
The changes in temperature we experience in the spring can cause expansion and contraction. This can happen to many of the commonly used materials in a home. Even these small changes in size can greatly increase your risk of spring water damage or flooding as water sneaks through new cracks. Two of the most common areas this can happen is in foundations or concrete structure or your windows
Spring is a time we see an uptick in gentle rain showers and severe storms. Heavy rain is enough to damage a house on its own but when combined with high winds, tornados, and other storms the risk of damage is even greater. Storms can send trees into your home, and damage your siding, roof, and windows.
When this damage happens during a storm, it creates more opportunities for water to get into your home.
Working With Water and Mold Remediation Experts
It is vital to call in water and mold remediation experts in Springfield, Ohio at the first sign of damage. Both water and mold can spread quickly, especially this time of year. If water is getting into your home, it is likely there is more under the surface that you can’t see. Our team at Reliant Restoration will help you locate the source and eliminate the damage. Be vigilant this time of year as your home goes through the transition from winter to spring.