Natural Disasters

Denver, Colorado is home to around 715,000 people, making it the 23rd most populated city in the United States. It’s no surprise when you consider everything that Denver has to give – the outdoor adventures, art, culture, sports, music, food, etc. This city has it all for those that want it.

Not only that, but the climate is extremely tolerable most of the year – boasting quite the relaxing and comfortable summer months. Denver residents typically get 245 sunny days per year (40 more than the national average) and only 17 inches of rain (21 less than the national average).

While the winters can get a little frustrating at times, the community and overall environment that surrounds the city of Denver makes it an extremely attractive place to live. In fact, the U.S. News & World Report has Denver listed as the 14th best place to live in the United States.

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What Natural Disasters Happen in Denver?

Living in Denver comes with plenty of benefits and attractions, but it’s known to have a dark side that presents a bit of danger to homeowners in the area. It’s sunny most of the year, but every now and then Denver residents experience some freaky and strange weather occurrences.

It’s easy to enjoy the beautiful days, but that shouldn’t stop any homeowner from staying prepared for the inevitable. Natural disasters happen every single year and while it’s easy to forget, they often pose a threat to you, your family, your home, and any other property you own.

To ensure Denver homeowners understand the dangers and risks that living in Denver presents, we’re going to discuss the five most common natural disasters that happen often – sometimes annually. We’ll also discuss how those natural disasters can damage your home or business.

Wildfires

Wildfires are one of the more common natural disasters throughout the entire state of Colorado. Spurred by human activity, droughts, lightning strikes, and extremely high winds, wildfires can start at any moment during the warmer months and once they start, they’re difficult to stop.

When wildfires spread, they can put your home or business at risk of fire and smoke damage. Depending on the size and severity of the damage, you could be in for quite the damage restoration process. Luckily, Restoration 1 of Central Denver will be there to make your day.

Floods

Floods might not happen as often as wildfires, but they often cause some of the most severe and devastating damage Colorado has ever seen. Just think back to the “Great Flood” of Pueblo in 1921, the Big Thompson Flood of 1976, and the most recent flood in Boulder County in 2013.

Most of the flooding that occurs in this area is caused by heavy rain and overflowing rivers. If the flood overtakes your home, you can expect to see a great deal of water damage that will likely require professional assistance from a water damage restoration company in Denver.

Winter Storms

Recent research suggests that Denver gets around 60 inches of snow every year, which is 32 inches more than the national average. The area is heavily prone to blizzards, flurries, hail storms, avalanches, and everything else we can’t stand about the cold, extreme winter months.

With lots of snow comes the potential for water damage in or around your property – eventually, snow is going to melt and create a puddle. Not only that, but hailstorms can damage your property (for example, your roof) and welcome the potential for water damage if not repaired.

Severe Storms

Severe storms aren’t just a winter thing in the Denver area – it’s a year-round occurrence. Whether it be heavy rain, thunderstorms, heavy lightning, strong winds, and like we mentioned above – hail storms. These types of storms happen most in the spring and summer months.

For example, hail season in Colorado typically runs from mid-April to mid-September. Monsoon season typically begins in mid-July and runs through September – bringing heavy rains with it. And with heavy rain comes the potential for unwanted water damage to your home or business.

Tornadoes

Did you know that the state of Colorado has approximately 40 to 50 tornadoes every single year? While tornadoes can happen any time of the year, they tend to occur more frequently during the spring and summer months – generally peaking around May, June, and July.

Keep in mind that tornadoes also welcome heavy rains, heavy winds, thunderstorms, and even hail. All of these occurrences pose a threat to you, your family, and your property. If not properly prepared for an event like this, things can go south in a hurry – damage can and will happen.

How Can Natural Disasters Damage Your Home?

A natural disaster can damage your home in a variety of ways. The size, severity, and type of damage will largely depend on the type of natural disaster, but it’ll cause a great deal of stress and frustration either way. Let’s take a look at some of the ways it can damage your property:

  • Water Damage – whether it’s from a flood or heavy rainfall, you’ll likely need professional water damage restoration in Denver.
  • Fire and Smoke Damageone of the biggest fears for any homeowner during a wildfire is fire and smoke damage to the home, which can spread very quickly.
  • Mold Damage –if water damage isn’t repaired and restored in a timely manner, mold will start to grow and pose a threat to your home and your health.

Have you experienced property damage as a result of a natural disaster here in our hometown of Denver? If so, then time is of the essence. The longer you wait to repair and restore the home, the more likely it is to get worse. Instead of waiting, take action swiftly and immediately.

Don’t worry, Restoration 1 of Central Denver will be with you every step of the way to ensure your home returns to its original, pre-disaster condition. Contact us today for a consultation so we can determine the extent, severity, and size of the damage. We can’t wait to help you!

Author: John Rust

Author: John Rust

John Rust, Owner of Restoration 1 of Central Denver has been in the exterior and interior restoration industry for 12 years. His background includes exterior building products including roofing and siding, as well as interior restoration and reconstruction. John's experience encompasses field, sales and operations in both industries and currently manages all daily business and operations for Restoration 1 of Central Denver.