Arizona is a state of give and take. It gives its proud inhabitants long winters of 75-degree weather and calm, lolling springs full of tepid temperatures and calm surroundings.
However, when Summer rolls around, Arizona is ready to take again. Keeping all Arizonians on their toes, it throws moody weather, storms, sand, lightning, and anything else you can think of their way.
How do they react to this? Well, first of all – don’t call it monsoon season – it’s just “the monsoon.” Secondly, they weather it quite bravely, thank you very much! However, the clean-up every summer does get a little bit tedious.
When does the monsoon happen?
In 2008 the National Weather Service, ignoring the Arizonian’s annoyance at the word “season,” declared a monsoon season from June 15 through Sept. 30. This was done mainly for purposes of consistent record-keeping and safety messaging.
What does the monsoon consist of?
While pictures of torrential rains and floods are probably coming to mind (you’re not wrong,) the truth is the most dramatic and visible part of the monsoon is pretty unique to Arizona. It’s the size and frequency of sandstorms and haboobs.
Haboobs vs. dust storms?
Is there anywhere else in the world where dust is so hotly debated than by weather-fans in Arizona? Or even the general public?
As of now, the general consensus seems to be that dust storms are flimsy winds with some dust and sand added in. These are the pesky weather phenomena that add an extra layer of sand grit to your driveways and ‘murk-up’ your car’s windscreen.
On the other hand, haboobs are the towering walls of dust that seem to eat up towns and cities in one gulp. They’re the exact thing that Arizona newbies dread to see coming, but weathered Arizonans can turn a blind eye to – they are quite apocalyptic looking after all.
And don’t worry, a haboob will mess up your driveway and windows just as much as a sandstorm will – if not more.
What happens after?
On a more serious note, both sandstorms and haboobs are notorious for picking up whatever they find along the way which, in turn, pollutes their air. As this air continues into inhabited areas, it can result in respiratory problems and dangerously low visibility – especially for drivers.
Because of this, homeowners are advised to stay inside and seal any potential opening in their property. While it’s recommended that carpets, rugs, and all floors are regularly vacuumed during the monsoon – what about outside?
How power washing can help
Well, luckily, some professionals will take care of that for you. It can take weeks, if not months, for impacted sand, grit, and dust to disappear from the exterior of your property. And if you’re going to take a stab at cleaning it on your own, you can bet it’ll take you up to three whole days to cover all sides. After all, windows, cars, walls, driveways will all need scrubbing. And while doing all of that hard work, you’re potentially putting yourself in harm’s way by breathing in the residue particles.
What you really want on your side is a power washing company who’ll take care of all that for you. Dust Doctors LLC are here to power wash away any of your sandy worries – you won’t even have to leave the house!
Once you’ve booked an appointment, the Dust Doctors will show up at a set time, (professional gear in tow,) and give the outside of your house a thorough cleaning! You can be guaranteed top notch results every time, they won’t leave until every last sign of sand or dust has been blown away!