So far this year has been relatively dry, but recent weather updates show that storms are headed our way. Typically, rain in Southern California causes people to think about car accidents, flooded streets, and not having to wash their cars. One thing about rain storms that most people overlook is the potential damage that it could do to your home if your roof is in disrepair. [Read more…]
After our unseasonably dry and warm “winter” here in Southern California, we’ve finally received some cold, wet and blustery weather in Corona, Riverside and throughout the Inland Empire. The weather system has traveled down the coast from Alaska, which explains the cold winds, at least.
The storm is predicted by the National Weather Service to have a 20% of sending thunderstorms across Los Angeles late today, but other than that, expect more wind and cold than water from the sky. Overall rain totals are predicted to be light, with some areas not even getting any measurable rainfall at all. [Read more…]
After all of our talk about how dry this winter has been, and will be, you might start calling us liars by now.
But overnight rain of half an inch is not going to make up the extremely low rainfall the Southern California area has had since December. Even the weathermen are calling tomorrow’s rain a “tease”.
Luckily, out of the southwest area of the United States, our area is shown as “Drought development likely” rather than the “Drought to persist or intensify” that surrounds our area of Corona, Riverside, Chino Hills and most of the Inland Empire.
But what does this little rain mean? First of all, it does not mean that we are on track with where the rainfall levels need to be to prevent us from getting on the “Drought” list. Jim Purpura of Weathercurrent is hoping for a “March Miracle”, but for February, showers are looking like they’ll be a rare occurrence.
Secondly, this repetitive system of wet weather followed by warm means that mold is going to be a big problem for property owners this year. The amounts of rainfall are small enough to get into leaks, but not create the damage that will make a problem visible. That means that the water will create the perfect breeding ground for mold, meaning that property owners will have a surprise mold damage problem on their hands shortly.
Remember, mold can start to grow within 24-48 hours, and all it needs is food (which would be your property), water (your leak), darkness (that space under your roof) and heat (the dry, warmer weather following every rainfall we have this year). It is truly a recipe for disaster.
And what do we always say about mold damage? It’s three times more expensive to fix than water damage!
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The rain started out a little shy this morning, but it has gained momentum over today and is expected to get heavy in places this afternoon. It will continue overnight and into tomorrow, and while Wednesday is expected to be dry and cool, another low-pressure system looks to bring more rain Thursday and Friday. [Read more…]