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Proper home maintenance is crucial as the summer season approaches, especially if you reside in an area like New Mexico, where summer winds and rainfall can threaten your property.

At American Restoration Water and Fire, we aim to ensure that your home is well-prepared, minimizing the need for you to call us unless it’s an absolute emergency. To help you achieve this, our experts have a few valuable tips that can prevent damage during intense summer storms.

  • Tip #1: Inspect and Clean Your Gutters
    Inspecting and cleaning your gutters should be a regular part of your summer home maintenance routine. It’s a relatively simple task that can be done using a hose to flush out any debris. This small effort can significantly impact your home’s well-being, especially during heavy rainstorms. Neglected gutters can clog with debris and lead to overflow, causing damage to your landscaping, garden and even dampening your exterior walls. Take the time to clean your gutters. It is essential for maintaining the integrity of your home and preventing costly repairs.
  • Tip #2: Clean and Maintain Your Deck
    Cleaning off your deck should also be part of your general summer cleaning routine. It’s important to go beyond surface cleaning and pay attention to potential issues such as mold growth and the need for resealing. Stagnant water and inadequate drainage can lead to the development of mold on your deck. Black mold, the most hazardous type, is commonly found on decks. If spotted, you’ll want to call a restoration company, like American Restoration to remove the toxic mold. Proper sealing is also vital for protecting your deck from water penetration, which can lead to rot, decay, and mold growth. If you notice that water is no longer ‘beading up,’ it might be time to reapply sealant.
  • Tip #3: Maintain Your Landscaping
    Properly maintaining the landscape surrounding your home is vital in protecting it from summer storm-related damage. If branches are not pruned properly, overgrown trees, shrubs, and bushes can cause damage to your home’s exterior, roof, and nearby power lines. The latter of which can actually increase the potential for fire damage. By prioritizing landscape upkeep, you can mitigate these risks and ensure the safety of your property.

While we hope you won’t need it, sometimes storm-related damage is unavoidable. In such unfortunate circumstances, American Restoration Water and Fire is here to alleviate your worries. Call us at (505) 206-5277 or complete the form on our website any time, any day of the week. Whether it’s water damage, structural repairs, or any other storm-related issues, our experts are available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance across New Mexico!