Avoid Severe Storm Damage to Your Phoenix Home During Monsoons
Your home might be one of the last places that you might expect to flood, given that the average rainfall every year is far below the averages for other places around the country. Even with this fact, houses in the area get flooded year after year from storm damages that allow heavy rainfall to access a home quickly, typically during the monsoons. The more severe the weather event, the more significant the water damage that results in the affected area of your home. SERVPRO of East Phoenix has pulled together some tips on how to avoid severe storm damage to your Phoenix home during monsoons.
Preventative steps to avoid severe damage
Preventative steps can be taken to reduce the risk of severe storm damage. Here is a quick list of items to address before the storms come rolling in:
- Trim back trees
- Cut off dead limbs
- Make sure drainage and gutters are clear of debris
- Have your roof checked for leaks
- Make sure you have adequate drainage around your home,
Simple preventative steps can go a long way to mitigating severe storm damage, so add these activities to your annual pre-monsoon checklist to be prepared.
What to do if you experience damage
As prepared as you can be with the above, you cannot avoid the possibility entirely as Mother Nature will do what it wants. Your best solution when unfortunate circumstances like these occur to your Phoenix property is to know whom to call to help you with water damage restoration and to get the water extracted quickly from your home to prevent further lasting damage to the structure of your residence. That is where SERVPRO of East Phoenix comes into the picture!
Steps to damage control and restoration
Our experienced SERVPRO team has seen many storm damage incidents throughout the Valley and have a proven process for restoring your Phoenix home to pre-storm damage condition. Our first step is to remove the possibility of more damage occurring by boarding up any areas of your home where water is coming in, or tarping over punctured portions of your roof which prevents additional water from being able to enter your home. Then we can start the restoration process to continue to deal with the water damage issues in your home. Repairs to the damaged portions of your roof, siding or windows can be dealt with when the severe weather subsides, and the restoration process gets completed.
Getting rid of the water
Extracting water is critical to preventing further structural damages. Our SERVPRO team utilizes either portable pumps or truck-mounted pumps to address this and get the job done. Drying gets achieved with the use of air movers. Once complete, we make sure that further water damages are not persisting out of sight to prevent mold and mildew.
Storm damages may not seem like a natural threat to your home, but it can and does happen during the monsoons. If your home experiences storm damage that results in flooding, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of East Phoenix. Our experienced emergency response team can be reached 24/7 at (602) 507-6163.