Monsoon rain can create headache for home and car owners - Tucson News Now

Monsoon rain can create headache for home and car owners

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Water runoff from the area under construction at Cortaro and Magee caused two homes to need about $45,000 in restoration each.

Flooded backyards let water into the homes. Construction in the homes stretches from the floor to about four feet up. The water was considered category three, possible sewage since it was from the outside.

Workers had to rip out the carpet, drywall, and insulation. The wiring was checked or replaced to remove the molding materials.

Abracadabra Restorations says people should not ignore a flooding problem because even if it dries out, mold and other problems can continue.

"We've got the right equipment to be able to do it quickly.  The other thing that people do is they think once the water's gone, the problem's gone.  And what we've found is that the water will wick up into the walls, and not be visible anymore.  It's still there, the humidity's still high, and there's still damage going on until you actually dry that material out," said Travis Christensen with Abracadabra Restoration.

Even if you don't have a house to worry about, you need to be careful with your car.

Driving too fast over water or into deep water can send water into the air tank and directly into the engine.

"The customers can be looking at, depending on the vehicle, the year, make, model, two three four five thousand dollars or more to go ahead and get this replaced," said Dave Shinkel, owner of Jimmy's Broadway Automotive.

Water can rip off parts underneath the car. The key here is to be careful and slow down. 

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