We’ve been talking about this eventuality for some time, and we hope you heeded our warnings. The cold front that battered the Northwest is now knocking at our door, with another Pacific storm hot on its heels.
Down here in Southern California, including the Inland Empire, Orange and San Diego counties, we won’t see much from the first storm, which fizzled out overnight on its way down from Northern California. (Hopefully the Sierras got some snow so we can finally start our ski season!) But the second storm is going to come in right for us, and it’s going to be very wet, and very cold through Sunday.
And don’t put those rain boots away quite yet—Monday will see a third, and last storm hitting, with less rain than at the weekend, but moisture nonetheless.
Then we’ll be back with another dry weather pattern for a while, with warmer temperatures again. You know what that means, right? That if the windstorms last year caused any damage that created ways for water to get into your home, and water gets in, you are ripe for a mold problem. The combination of water soaked into your residence or business followed by heat equals mold. It doesn’t take long for it to start growing, and that is a perfect storm for mold growth.
If you can, get out today and do a quick check of the outside of your home or building and the roof. Look for lifted shingles and roof tiles, any flashings around the chimney and seams that might have been ripped away, and window and door gaskets and seals that could use replacing, among other things. Read our blog about preventing water damage for more information on this topic. Do you have a flat roof? Read this blog to find out how your roof is more susceptible to leakage problems.
If you need your roof fixed, or any other problems you find around your property that need to be repaired to prevent water or mold damage, please call us immediately, so we can come out before the rain hits. Our weather this season seems to be rain alternated with heat, which means mold problems are going to be plentiful. If you are trying to buy a foreclosed or short sale home that has been empty for some time, make sure to get a mold survey done before you make an offer—there’s been a huge problem with these uninhabited homes being overrun with mold problems.
For the best water damage restoration and mold remediation specialists in the Inland Empire, call us now. Our technicians are standing by 24/7 to make sure you have help when you need it. Call now for an estimate or to get us to your home to stop your water damage from getting worse—or turning into a mold problem. 877-732-8471.