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Prepare for the Storms in San Diego, CA

7/7/2020 (Permalink)

tree moving in wind Heavy winds pushing tree.

San Diego is not known for its horrible weather. In the past years San Diego, CA has been considered high risk for drought, but this was officially overturned in 2019 as rain has become part of California’s climate. During the 2019 and 2020 rain storms many residents were unprepared for the heavy showers. Many homeowners suffered from ceiling or roof leaks, floods, and some from groundwater seeping into their homes. Water damage is amongst the most expensive home repairs and oftentimes many insurance companies do not cover floods. Here are some simple steps you can take in order to prepare for the rainy seasons. 

Get Your Roof Ready For the Storm

The first step is getting your roof inspected. Having your roof inspected will let you know the reality of damage in your home. You may or may not have proof of roof damage. Roof damage prices vary depending on the repairs so it is hard to say what the cost will be before a proper inspection. Having your roof repaired will cost money but in the long run will save you money because water damage repairs require a lot of steps, time and resources.

Having your roof inspected is also important, regardless if your roof is damage free having your ceiling fixed will add an extra layer of protection. This will also avoid any possibly small roof leak to avoid entering directly into your home.

Make sure your Windows and Doors are Closed

Make sure your windows and doors are closed during possible rain storms. It can get hot in certain areas of San Diego, CA but it is not worth having your home soaked for hours. Keep the windows and doors shut.

Rain Gear

Having appropriate rain gear is crucial during rain storms. In case a rainstorm occurs having a spare of rain boots will really come in handy when trying to move around your home. Also having spares of sandbags in your home will also soak up excess water in case groundwater enters your home from the garage or doors.

Make sure Trees are Trimmed

Rain storms are often accompanied by heavy winds, this is why it is important to have surrounding tree branches trimmed. This will avoid any trees from falling onto your home that may lead to reconstruction.

Make sure to call SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego if you have an emergency during a heavy rainstorm. Call us at (619) 280-2398 we are happy to serve you 24/7.

How to Prepare for A Rain Storm during the San Diego Flash Flood

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

San Diego California Rain Storm Roof leaking from rain storm in San Diego, CA.

There has been a lot of rain in San Diego, CA these past couple of days. SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego has worked on multiple projects that were due to the surplus of rain. We had several people call us in the late of night due to leaks caused by the rain. Sometimes these leaks are unavoidable, but we want to prep you for the next storm.  

There are various forms on getting prepared for the rainy weather. Here are some tips to avoid rain damage. 

Tips 

  • Plant shade trees or palm trees at least 20 feet away from your home. 
  • If you have gutters, make sure they are clean. 
  • Ensure there are no leaks on your roof, I will add an article below with specifics. 
  • Check for damage on your resident housing and repair if needed. 
  • Weatherstrip windows and doors when you are aware of rain forecast. 
  • Have your trees trimmed. 

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