Arizona Monsoon Checklist: How to Prepare My Home for Rainy Season

If you live in Tucson or Southern Arizona, you know that monsoon season is a wonderful time of year. We get a break from the strong, hot, sun, and the desert is brought to life. The air is filled with the unique scent of creosote mixed with the summer rains.

We want to help make sure you can enjoy the monsoon season to the fullest, and that means making sure your home is safe from leaks, mold, and costly damage. The best way to stay dry during the monsoon season is preventative inspection and maintenance.

Use this Arizona Monsoon Checklist below or contact us to ensure your home and roof coatings are waterproof:

✅ Inspect your exterior paint or stucco

The Tucson heat and climate is likely to wear down even the best of materials over time. Examine the exterior of your home for any cracks or peeling in the paint or stucco. Monsoon rains can infiltrate these weak spots, leading to water damage and potentially costly repairs. A fresh coat of waterproof paint or patching up stucco can provide an added layer of protection against the heavy downpours.

✅ Take a close look at interior ceilings

With the heavy rains in southern Arizona – especially during long downpours – water will often find a way into your home. Look for any discoloration, stains, or paint bubbles on your ceilings. These can be indicators of an existing leak that might worsen with the intense rains of monsoon season. Addressing these issues now can prevent more extensive damage and the growth of mold, which thrives in moist conditions. Mold can cause serious health problems, especially in infants, seniors, or anyone with pre-existing health conditions like asthma. If you ever do observe mold, reach out to a professional remediation company.

✅ Check roof coating and skylights

Inspect the coating on your roof and around skylights or fixtures for any signs of wear or damage. A compromised roof coating can allow water to seep into your home, leading to leaks and structural damage. Ensuring that your roof and skylights are properly sealed will help keep your home dry and secure.

✅ Address known leaks

If you are aware of any existing leaks, now is the time to fix them. Even minor leaks can become significant problems during the heavy rains of monsoon season. Sealing leaks promptly can save you from more extensive damage and higher repair costs in the future.

✅ Consult a professional

While DIY inspections and repairs are useful, consulting a professional can provide a more thorough assessment of your home’s readiness for monsoon season.

Make Your Home Monsoon-Proof

Our team at Wild West Painting can identify potential issues with your home’s exterior paint, stucco, or roof coatings that you might miss and offer expert solutions to ensure your home remains dry and protected throughout the season.

Wild West proudly serves residents, homeowners, and businesses in the Greater Tucson area, Oro Valley, Marana, and Casas Adobes.

Contact us at 520-668-8988 to schedule a free inspection and estimate.

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