Ways Spring Weather Can Damage Your Home
Fire and Water Damage
Every spring is different, especially in North Carolina. You never know what kind of weather the spring months will bring from year to year. Some springs bring mild, sunny days and other winters can bring lots of rain, wind, and dangerous weather. But did you know that even mild springs can actually be really tough on your house? Here are a few ways that weather could potentially damage your home:
- Wind: Wind can topple trees and branches, causing damage to your roof or other parts of your house. Exposure to the elements can increase your utility bills and make your house vulnerable to mold from rain and melting snow. Wind also blows leaves into your gutter, which can lead to clogged downspouts. When your gutter is clogged, it can lead to water leaking into your home, flooding basements, and cracking foundations.
- Rapidly changing weather: If you have a sump pump, changing temperatures can cause movement in pipes, thus forcing water out at weak spots. The possibility of leaks, mold, and mildew in your home is a real threat. Colder temperatures also make us want to close our homes off to preserve the heat inside. With all the warm, moist air trapped inside, mold can quickly grow without proper ventilation.
Call the Professional Home Repair Experts
If you are experiencing the first-hand effects of winter weather on your home, contact the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County. We are available 24/7 to help you clean, restore, or repair your home.