5 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season
- On July 25, 2018
Phoenix monsoon season is predictable. Every year between the middle of June and the end of September, our emergency restoration service line is flooded with calls to come to repair the damage from rain, wind, hail, and dust. There may not be a way to avoid damage from monsoons completely, but here are five things you can do to increase your damage control chances significantly.
Check Your Roof
Check your roof for any debris such as twigs or sharp rocks. These can easily poke through roofing material and cause leaks. Make sure all roofing material is tightly attached and all seams sealed against the rain and wind.
Not only do you need rain gutters and spouts for your roof but if your lawn has places where water pools, install some type of drain pipe to move the water along. This is especially important if the water pools around your foundation, where it can damage the foundation and cause flooding in your basement.
Fallen tree branches can destroy roofs and break windows. By trimming and thinning your trees, you allow a path for the wind through the branches, making it less likely that they will break off and do damage to your home. Keeping them trimmed so they don’t hang over the roof will also prevent punctures from the branches and damage from leaves clogging gutters.
Install Surge Protector
Electrical outages are common during high winds. There are two things you can do to prepare for an outage. First, install a whole home surge protector. This will help save electronics like computers and help prevent damage to your refrigerator and other appliances. Secondly, prepare an emergency kit with flashlights, batteries, and a cold pack for any medications that need to be kept cold.
Keep Air Filters Clean
Dust can quickly clog your air conditioner’s filters. Make it a habit to change your air filter at least once a month during monsoon season. It is also good practice to change the filter after every dust storm. Dust can quickly clog air vents and cause damage. It can also cause health problems, especially for children and the elderly.
EHS Restoration to the Rescue
Our lines are flooded during monsoon season because we have a history of being able to deal with the damage caused in a quick, efficient, and professional matter. If a monsoon has created damage in your home, give EHS Restoration a call today and let us restore your home to its original beauty. Monsoon damage is stressful enough. The restoration process shouldn’t have to be. Contact us today.