Many Homes in Phoenix Are at Flood Risk During Monsoon Season
People either love or hate monsoon season, but everyone agrees that the amount of rain that can appear in a short amount of time is nothing short of stunning. People love monsoons because with storms comes somewhat of a break in the high temperatures, while others hate them because of the damage monsoons can do. Your Phoenix home is more at risk to flood during monsoon season, so be sure to be prepared. SERVPRO of Phoenix can help if you do experience flood damage!
Monsoon season in Arizona
The summertime often provides the worst weather that Arizona has to offer, and many homes and businesses suffer the consequences of these hazardous conditions. The monsoon season typically occurs from June through September. The monsoon season brings about thunderstorms, heavy rains, dust storms, and even flash floods, all of which can be very damaging to properties. While many homeowners may take precautions to protect their property from these dangerous situations, others get caught by surprise when their property becomes flooded even after what might appear to be a small storm. Even with the best planning in place, it is crucial to have a plan in place to recover your house and keep your family safe.
Develop a plan to be prepared for monsoons
As with any kind of disaster, you should always have a plan when emergencies occur. Even if you do not prepare for the possibility of flooding, a conversation about what you expect your family to do and where you intend to meet up can work to protect them in this crisis. Decide on a mutual meeting place, determine who is responsible for what action items should an event occur, etc. The City of Phoenix offers several resources for being prepared in an emergency. A disaster can be a fire, flood, gas leak, or any number of emergencies. Regardless, develop a plan, and that includes one for monsoon season!
Know when it’s time to call in the professionals
It’s not uncommon for homes to suffer flooding after a monsoon. It may be a roof that finally gives in to years of damage, causing flooding in the home. It may be a seepage of waters surrounding a home that lacks proper drainage. It may even be a damaged wall or roof after gusty winds knock down a large tree onto your home. Our SERVPRO professionals respond quickly and remain prepared throughout the monsoon season to mobilize and help any residents affected by extreme weather conditions. Floods and storms do not wait for normal business hours, and neither do we. You can depend on an immediate response from our highly trained technicians, who are available 24 hours, seven days a week. We have premier equipment and products that can help us to overcome standing water. Our highly trained water damage specialists can also help address any flood-related issues you may have.
Keep your distance from damage
It can be tempting to rush back into a flood damaged house to begin collecting the belongings you left behind. With the likelihood of damaged utilities, this could be dangerous to do so. Only re-enter a home when certified professionals like our SERVPRO team or any first responders deem it safe to do so. Besides damaged utilities, flood waters can bring unknown materials into your home, or weaken structures enough for a home to be unsafe. Keep your distance from the damage and let the professionals handle the situation to stay safe.
If you experience a flood, call SERVPRO
If you experience flooding in your home during monsoon season, contact SERVPRO of Phoenix immediately at 480-503-2090. We are here to help 24/7!