Much of Arizona is known for having hot, dry weather through much of the year with a slight cooling effect during the winter. The Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson areas are known for their dry conditions with rain occurring infrequently during much of the year. Because of these conditions, you may feel that flooding and water damage do not have to be concerns of yours. However, you may be surprised to learn that flooding is just as much of a danger here as it is in many other parts of the nation.
According to the official Arizona government Webpage, flooding has been a real problem in the past for the state with some of them prompting disaster or emergency bulletins. Flash flooding in particular is a problem in Arizona with some 40 fatalities from it in the past 22 years alone. While flash flooding is perhaps the biggest problem in Arizona due to the extremely dry ground and the extreme thunderstorms that do occur occasionally, other types of flooding may cause damage to homes as well. For example, rivers and other waterways may overflow and storm drains may back up due to overwhelming amounts of rain.
If flooding is such a real problem in Arizona, then the concern regarding water damage in the home should be real as well. One quick flood can ruin flooring, walls and furnishings and can leave a home with thousands of dollars of damage. Plus, it can lead to longer-lasting issues, such as mold and mildew growth. Water must be removed quickly and belongings, including the home structure itself, must be dried out immediately to avoid these longer lasting consequences.
However, water damage in Arizona does not have to be due to flooding. Some homeowners experience damage from leaking pipes or water heaters, overflowing bathtubs or washing machines, sewer backups, clogged drains and leaking roofs. It is just as important to seek professional help to clean up major leaks as it is to seek help for flooding from a natural disaster.
All types of water-related emergencies and disasters can occur in Arizona. However, Lotus Restoration Services can provide emergency services for flood, fire and trauma to help homeowners get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible. This can prevent future problems, such as mold and mildew growth and major structural damage.