When it comes to summertime in the Winona, MN, area, there are a lot of things to look forward to, including watching summer Shakespeare performances, sipping iced coffee drinks outside of Mugby Junction, and biking around the lakes.

Unfortunately, summertime also brings a few less exciting events to the Island City. There are several types of water damage that occur during the summer months to look out for around your home and property. Here’s what you need to know:

Storm Damage: Summer storms are a doozy in Minnesota because, along with traditional rain or thunder, midwestern storms can also include hail. Sustaining this kind of damage can cause problems for your home, including additional flooding. It’s important to keep your home safe!

Flood Damage: With lakes, the river, filled pools, and or other bodies of water surrounding Winona, flooding is an important issue to be aware of this summer! If your area experiences a heavy rainfall or storm, make sure to check your home for signs of flooding, mold growth, or other water damage.

Mold Damage: Make sure to catch mold early, especially if it’s growing in air ducts or other central areas of your home. After experiencing heavy summer rainfall, the likelihood of mold growth is much higher. A professional can get rid of pesky growths before they further overtake your home!

Fire Damage: Although fire damage is bad enough, resulting water damage from firefighter water hoses can further damage your home. Also, make sure to turn off those grills and stoves when you’re finished cooking at home!

Ready to address the water damage around your Winona, Minnesota home or learn more tips and tricks to keep yourself safe this summer? The professionals at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services are here to help you out. Give us a call today, and make sure your home stays safe this summertime!