Occasionally we get storms in the metro that barely do anything and then there are others that come as a complete surprise and hail, wind, and torrential downpours start. And just like that, it’s the start of summer that we all look forward to- Monsoon Season! The average rainfall in Albuquerque during the monsoon season is 4.61 inches. This may not seem like a lot, but it’s a lot for our dry climate, and we desperately need all the moisture we can get. Your friends at American Restoration recommend a few steps to take each summer before the monsoon season starts to ensure that your home is ready for it. 

  1. Check Your Roof: Unexpected roof repair bills are costly, so it’s better to inspect and repair now than to have to fork over a large chunk of money later on. You should check for holes or cracks, and if fixing it isn’t your area of expertise, hiring a reputable roofing company will save you money down the road. 
  2. Check Your Drainage: Do you have gutters? Make sure they are cleaned out so that when the rains do hit, water isn’t backing up onto your roof and sitting there when it should be running off. Water damage is no joke!
  3. Seal Windows and Doors: Water can find its way through any nook and cranny, especially if your windows are older. If your windows are newer you may not need to worry about so much. The hardware store has window sealant and the application is fairly easy!
  4. Repair Cracked Stucco: this is one of the biggest ways water can cause damage in your home. Mold can grow and make you and your family sick. Hardware stores also have stucco repair kits or you can contact a professional stucco repair company. 

If water enters your home and you can’t fix it, American Restoration has decades of experience in restoring your home and areas of damage back to the way it was. We pride ourselves on doing things right the first time. Don’t let monsoon season stress you out, once your home is prepared you can enjoy the season and the cool weather to follow! Contact us today for all of your restoration needs (link).