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9 Ways to Protect Your Home During the Monsoons

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

Standing water in an office space due to recent storm. However, if the monsoon season does take a toll on your property, SERVPRO® of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem is here to assist.

As the dark clouds of monsoon roll in, they bring not just torrential rain, but also the potential for severe damage to your property. At SERVPRO® of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem, we understand the importance of being prepared for these seasonal storms. We've compiled a 9-point checklist to help you weatherproof your home and avoid water damage during monsoons effectively.

1. Check Your Roof

Inspect your roof for signs of wear or damage, which can lead to leaks during heavy monsoon rains. Pay particular attention to worn-out shingles or tiles, and get any damages repaired by professionals.

2. Clean the Gutters and Downspouts

Blocked gutters and downspouts can cause water to overflow, leading to structural damage. Clean them thoroughly and ensure they are functionally guiding water away from your home’s foundation.

3. Inspect Window and Door Seals

While rain is lashing against your windows and doors, faulty seals can easily allow water into your home. Re-caulk windows and doors as necessary to ensure a waterproof seal.

4. Install Surge Protectors

Monsoons come with the risk of lightning and power surges. Protect your electrical appliances by installing surge protectors.

5. Protect Your HVAC Systems

Ensure your HVAC system, which includes your Air Conditioning units, have been checked and serviced. Cover outdoor units during surges of heavy rain to avoid damages.

6. Trim Overgrown Trees and Branches

Loose branches and weak trees can easily fall during heavy downpours and winds, posing a threat to your home. Trim back branches close to your home and consider removing any unstable trees.

7. Secure Outdoor Items

Secure or store away outdoor furniture, gardening tools, and other loose items that could be picked up by the wind and pose a safety hazard.

8. Prepare an Emergency Plan

Have an emergency action plan in place for you and your family, which includes knowing where to seek shelter during a storm and stocking up on essential supplies.

By following these steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of monsoon-related damage. However, if the monsoon season does take a toll on your property, SERVPRO® of Northwest Phoenix/Anthem is here to assist. We specialize in restoring properties from storm and water damage, making it "Like it never even happened." Stay safe, stay prepared, and remember, our SERVPRO® team is just a call away.

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