Monsoon season in Arizona brings a lot of rainwater starting from mid-June and ending in September. Weakened wounds and vulnerable pool foundations can be pushed past their limit with the intense change of weather, causing leaks into the home. It’s important to prepare your home and avoid water leaks during the monsoon season.
Often, when a leak becomes visible, it’s turned serious at that point. Water is an awesome force that has the power to weaken the entire structure of a building and create other health issues with mold. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prepare your home for water leaks during the monsoon season.
Get An Inspection
Leak detection experts highly recommend an annual inspection of your pipes, both in-home and in your pool. These experts have highly specialized equipment, along with highly trained senses, to find even the toughest leak. In addition, having an understanding of the condition of your pipes allows for proper treatment before any irreparable damage occurs.
It’s just as important to have a roof inspection. Roofs are often the most damaged part of the home when monsoons occur. From missing just one shingle to a weakened seal, it offers a spot for water to enter the home. Make sure you have rain gutters for the monsoon season and make sure your roof is in prime shape for the season. Remember, prevention is so much better than repairing.
Leak Science specializes in both the inspection of your home and your pool. Contact us for your inspection today!
Make sure any dead trees close to your home are removed and make sure any loose branches are removed. Even healthy trees have a risk of falling during strong winds and are definitely at risk of losing some branches as well.
Clean Your Gutters
Take a moment for a visual inspection of the gutters on your roof. Make sure they are clean and there are no obstructions that could prevent the flow of water. The purpose of gutters is to allow the water to flow off the roof in a controlled manner. If you have a flat roof, be aware of the slight angles made to allow for the flow of water and also be aware of any build-up of debris there.
If you have clogged gutters, or water is not able to flow freely from your roof, the water will cause cracks and will allow for the water to enter your home. Once again, water is an awesome force, and once it makes its way inside your home, it can damage your ceiling and further spread to walls and other areas. When it begins to show, the leak must be taken care of immediately because mold will begin to grow quickly and the home will become structurally weakened.
Don’t panic, Leak Science is one of the very few leak detection company that does restoration as well. Contact us if you are in need of leak detection and/or restoration, or even just an inspection.
Check Your Foundation
This goes for your home and your pool. Do you see cracks or crumbling in the concrete? Get them fixed right now before strong weather or heavy rains make them worse. If you notice water pooling around your pool, you may have a leak in your pool and it needs to be addressed right away.
If you notice water forming around your home, you may have a leak underneath your home. A leak detection company like Leak Science will be able to correct the problem after finding it promptly.
How To Avoid Water Leaks During Monsoon Season: DO NOT WAIT.
Time is of the essence. If water has made its way into your home it can do massive damage within 48 hours. In this time, mold can begin to grow, water can continue to travel, and aspects of your home like carpet can become salvageable. Additional aspects of the home like drywall and other building materials are majorly at risk for becoming permanently damaged, therefore, it’s crucial to call an expert as soon as possible.
You will additionally want to contact your insurance provider with documented evidence, like photographs.