Southern Maryland knows all too well what these storms can bring us, especially if you live near the water. The summer of 2022 is the hottest one yet with lots of humidity, and we are enjoying the freedom to be out and about. However, the hot summer also brings these unpredictable, quick moving summer storms resulting in high winds, heavy rainfall, lots of flooding and oftentimes, property damage.
With all these storms rolling in means humidity and thunderstorms in southern Maryland is famous for our summer storms rolling in and giving us inches of rain a then rolling out like nothing ever happened.
Being prepared for summer storms is essential. The following are steps that we recommend at a minimum:
- Weekly checks of your sump pump
- Clean gutters and drains
- Check around your foundation and downspouts
- Cut or trim trees in danger of falling
- Important paper should be kept in a waterproof container
- Assemble a disaster supply kit
- Review insurance policies
You should make a habit of doing these checks on a regular basis no matter the season. These simple things could save you thousands of dollars and not to mention headaches!
But, if you ever find yourself with water in your home, excess humidity, or other damage from a storm, call your local SERVPRO professionals to come out and look at your home. We can help guide you through the steps toward restoration and remediation. We are here to help and available 24 x 7. Call SERVPRO of Charles County and SERVPRO of Oxon Hill 24/7/365 Emergency Services at 301-753-8313.