HOW TO PRPEARE FOR MONSOON SEASON
Rain and Flood Damage
Rainfall can be significant during Arizona monsoon season. This weather condition often leads to flooding that can damage your home. You can prepare your home before the rain comes by ensuring that it has proper runoff set up. Clean your gutters and downspouts so they can effectively direct the rainfall away from your home. Also, institute fixes if your downspouts aren’t properly reaching the ground and bringing the water away from the house.
It’s smart to prepare before Arizona monsoon seasons for high winds. Since these winds can knock trees from your yard onto your home, assess your backyard before the season hits. By trimming or removing trees that are too close to the building, you could prevent potential consequences such as damage to your home or business.
Check your roof yourself or have it inspected by a professional contractor. If there are problematic areas, it is ideal to fix them before heavy winds, dust, and rain bombard the roof and worsen the damage. In the same way, you can assess the home for other weaknesses, such as unstable windows or doors, or problems with the exterior material. You may also want to secure windows, or doors with extra brace plates, or replace windows with double pane windows to prevent breakage.
On the road, drive safely & slowly and when doubting your ability to perform under extreme rainfall. Preparing your home in advance can prevent costly damage and help your family stay safe during the Arizona monsoon season of June, July, August and September. Everyone, including pets, should stay inside during the storms and follow guidelines for safety during strong storms.