Get Your Home and Your Plumbing Ready for El Niño

Get Your Home and Your Plumbing Ready for El Niño

Despite the warmer weather we’re getting these days, El Niño isn’t over. This powerful storm is projected to come back strong in the coming months, and you might notice the effects on your home if you are not prepared.

Your plumbing system could potentially be a source of annoyance during El Niño, unless you plan ahead and take the proper steps.

Clear out gutters and downspouts

The gutters and downspouts that direct water away from your property could clog up with debris like leaves and excessive dirt. Get these cleaned and make sure that water can drain away from the building correctly. If you have made renovations to your landscaping, it’s possible that water won’t slope towards the municipal storm drains, which means you may have to make further preparations by purchasing sandbags. If you notice clogged storm drains in your neighborhood, report the problem to local officials.

Schedule an inspection

Checking for leaks can help to prevent a lot of hassle later on, since you definitely don’t want your pipes to fail during a storm. Pipes may be more likely to burst during extreme weather, so call a technician to make sure that your pipes are in good condition, and find out whether you should repair or replace pipes ASAP.

Consider a sump pump

Something we recommend to homeowners who experience flooding frequently is a sump pump. A sump pump is a device that can move water out of the lowest point of your home in case it starts to fill up. This goes into a crawlspace (or a basement, in parts of the country where that’s the norm), and it can help to prevent water damage, mold growth, and more, especially during the heavy rains of El Niño.

Call the friendly plumbers at Allstar Plumbing for sump pump services and more in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.


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