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Prepare for monsoon season in Arizona

prepare for monsoon season in Arizona

How Homeowners Should Prepare for Monsoon Season in Arizona

For homeowners it’s important to know how they should prepare for monsoon season in Arizona.

People living outside Arizona only hear about the scorching heat during summer.

However, Arizonians are aware that summer also doubles as our rainy season.

The official monsoon season in Arizona starts in the middle of June and can last until the end of September.

Everyone copes with monsoon season in Arizona differently.

Some appreciate the break from the 100+ degree heat and love the rain.

Others really dislike the humidity and clouds and are wishing for sunshine.

Dust storms

Thunderstorms in Arizona can create high walls of dust which can roll over the Valley.

When they do they can cover the sky and turning day into night.

These are extremely dangerous conditions for driving.

They also bring health problems to those that have pre-existing conditions such as Asthma.

Flash floods during monsoon season in Arizona

You might wonder how are flood possible in Phoenix which is in the middle of the desert. Well, they are.

To make maters worse, the soil which is generally very dry, isn’t that good in absorbing all that moisture.

When it starts to rain, and it rains heavily, the water usually collects around the surface and washes.

Those places are the ones you need to avoid because water collects there and travels and great speed.

When buying insurance for your home, they will offer you coverage for your house against flood damage.

Don’t easily dismiss this suggestion.

Commercial Maintenance Tips For Monsoon Season

You can end up with substantial water damage that you will need to repair.

Insurance can help you in this event usually, but not always.

In order to avoid or minimize water damage that can happen to your home, we recommend that you:

Seal all your doors and windows against water seepage.

Wooden doors and windows that receive a lot of rain water can start rotting quickly.

This can make them inefficient in protecting you both from high winds and moisture.

And they can also be vulnerable to subterranean termites.

Home Maintenance Tips For Monsoon Season

So, tend to your doors and windows regularly and keep them in good shape

Do a thorough inspection of your roof and see if any of the shingles are damages.

Monsoon season in Arizona means that your roof can experience extreme weather fluctuations.

During a proper roof inspection, you might learn about the roof’s weak points that you can repair.

Make sure that you do an inspection ahead of the monsoon season in Arizona.

Do this so that you have plenty of time to do the repair (if necessary).

Clean the downspouts and rain gutters of any debris.

The goal of gutters is to protection your home’s foundation against water damage.

If the gutter isn’t clean enough, it won’t drain the water, leading to saturated soil and causing foundation damage.

Install gutter guards that will prevent them from clogging.

Final Thoughts On Monsoon Damage Protection

If your home doesn’t yet have gutters, we highly recommend that you install them as soon as possible.

You will be doing yourself a huge favor and lower the risk of possible water damage to your house’s foundation.

Reseal your basement after everything else has ben totally completed.

We understand that despite all the preparation efforts you make, your home might still experience water damage.

But at least you can do your part in minimizing it.

Once the water damage occurs, you should contact our experts.

Do this so we can help you repair it and restore your home to its previous state.

If your home or office is already experiencing monsoons in a bad way, contact ASAP Restoration today!