We’re now officially in the monsoon season here in Arizona. At any time, there’s a chance your home could be caught right in the middle of a storm with major wind, rain, hail and dust. The question is, is your home ready for this to happen?
If you haven’t done so already, it’s important for you to prepare your home for the eventuality of a major storm. HOA managers in Chandler, AZ can help guide you through this process. Here are just a few tips to help you make sure your home is in good shape for monsoon season:
- Check the condition of your roof:
There are few things worse than having a big storm roll through, only to discover you have a leaky roof. If it’s just a minor issue localized to one relatively small part of your roof, you should be able to patch up any damage on your roof without too much of an expense. However, if you have an older roof or widespread leakage problems, you should obtain the services of a professional and start getting quotes about re-roofing your home.
- Protect vegetation:
If you have plants or trees around your home, you can minimize potential damage by preparing those plants ahead of time. Trim any big tree branches that are at risk of snapping off and damaging your property, especially if they’re hanging over your house or garage. Any young trees that might get uprooted in an intense storm should be staked down. Cover up other plants around your home if you know dust or hail storms are on their way.
- Consider drainage:
If you’ve noticed your home has drainage issues that result in water
pooling up during a rain storm, make sure you take care of those drainage problems before your home is affected by a monsoon. It might be necessary to work with professional landscapers to resolve these issues so you can avoid flooding and massive standing water problems.
- Clean all gutters and downspouts:
You should make sure all your gutters and downspouts are clear of leaves and any other debris so they work as designed when the monsoon comes. If you don’t already have gutters and downspouts on your home or garage, you should make sure to install them—this will help divert water away from the foundation of your home.
- Clean your garage:
If you’re like most people, you probably have a whole bunch of stuff sitting in your garage that you don’t actually need, just taking up space. Clear it out so you can fit your car inside your garage, which will keep it protected during the storm. Then, once the storm season has passed, it’ll be satisfying just to know you have a nice, clean garage space waiting for you.
These are just a few tips that can help you get your home ready for monsoon season. For more information about how you can protect your home when the big rains hit, contact our team of HOA managers in Chandler, AZ.