The Effects of Summer Moisture Damage

The Effects of Summer Moisture Damage

Water and moisture damage can happen to your home at any time of year, but summertime in South Carolina tends to present its own unique challenges.

On a hot summer day, heat can trigger intense thunderstorms. These storms may dump a significant amount of rain into your gutters. If one gutter is clogged anywhere, rainwater could spill out, penetrate your foundation wall, and potentially seep into your basement or crawlspace causing significant water damage. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that your gutters are clear of debris and that your downspouts send water at least three feet away from your home. 

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High humidity in the air can also cause moisture to build up in areas that are not well ventilated. If these areas are continuously damp, it can cause issues like mold and mildew to build up. This can cause weakened wood structures, as well as affect walls and carpeting in your home. Mold can also create airborne spores that can cause allergies, infections, skin irritations, and more when breathed in.

Lastly, there’s one area of your home that’s working overtime during the summer, and that’s your air conditioning unit. On a hot summer day, your A/C unit extracts gallons of water from the air and cycles it through its system. If a water line becomes clogged or a drip pan overflows, it may go unnoticed before it begins to inflict substantial damage.

If you suspect or notice any signs of water damage from these summer moisture issues, give us a call at Thompson Brothers. We’ll set up a free consultation where one of our experts will conduct a thorough inspection and offer solutions for any summer (or year-round) water-related issue.

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We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.

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