After the surprise punch packed by last weekend’s summer storm, the term “EL NINO” is a trending subject. Weather experts are predicting an extra wet winter for Southern California (see the video below). Clean Earth Restorations wants you to remind you of the simple maintenance you can do to avoid water damage. You can’t avoid “El Nino” but you CAN avoid water damage restoration. San Diego — get ready!
Fox 5 San Diego video re El Nino predictions
Here are a few simple yet very important maintenance tasks that will prevent water from damaging your property:
Inspect your chimney and roof for cracks or damage. Summertime in San Diego (and especially this year) means little chance of rain thus making it easy to visually inspect your chimney or roof for any cracks that could let water seep in during rainier times. Don’t wait until you are laying pots on the floor to catch leaks before you call the roofer — he will no doubt be busier than now with other leaky roofs and won’t hesitate to adapt his pricing to his availability!
Touch up peeling or damaged paint. Paint is decorative but also, especially for the exterior, a form of protection and sealant. Take a look at your paint and plan to touch up peeling or damaged areas. The amount of time and money you spend doing that now will no doubt be less than what you would spend repairing any water that infiltrates your structure.
Check your rain gutters. A simple peek over the edge of your gutters will give you an idea of how well they can handle the huge amount of rain that is going to be pouring through them if El Nino hits. Take out anything that blocks the water from reaching the downspout, and run hose water into the spout to flush out debris. Overflowing rain gutters can cause water damage to your building’s fascia and siding as well as compromise the building’s foundation.
How to clean gutters? See this helpful video:
For more information about the El Nino weather pattern, see our blog post: What is El Nino?
At Clean Earth Restorations we hope you won’t have to deal with flooding or water damage, but we are here to provide free estimates, expert service and customer care if you do.