When it comes to weather patterns in Cortland, IL, and across the Midwest, the daily temperature is rarely predictable. This is especially true throughout the month of March, when some days are full of sunshine and others are full of snow.
Although temperatures might drastically change in March, the risk of water damage remains consistent. The types of water damage, though, depend on what March has in store. Here are just a few types of water damage to prep for this month, for weather that’s gentle as a lamb or ferocious as a lion!
Ferocious Weather: A late season snowstorm or sudden blizzard will cause temperatures to drop across the Midwest and increase the risk of pipes freezing and bursting. This lion-like, frightening weather can be combated with properly installed and maintained water systems, preventative measures, and keeping a faucet on during frigid weather.
Additionally, sudden rainstorms may result in flooding. Before a severe storm, check your basements, walls, and ceilings for signs of weakness. If you’ve noticed wet floors or stained walls, you may need to invest in some home renovations before those big, ferocious rains arrive and further water damage your home!
Gentle Weather: When the sun comes out and starts to melt all that snow, your home is also at risk for leaking. Even though gentle sunshine may not seem threatening, it melts the snow around your home, leaves standing puddles, and puts damaged areas of your house at risk. Keep an eye on especially damp areas around your house, and try to drain standing water before it causes damage!
Even without leaking, this melted snow can find a way into your home on the bottom of your shoes. Rather than damaging your carpets with muddy, damp soles and filthy water, invest in a quality floor mat to catch it before damaging the carpet!
Whether the weather is gentle or ferocious this March in Cortland, IL, make sure your home is safe from water damage. For professional assistance with any and all types of water damage, give the folks at ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration by Skip a call at (815) 754-5500 today!