If you have an emergency situation, call us immediately:
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.
If you are dismissing this as just “a little rain”, think about those people who were affected by the windstorm a week ago. That storm caused a lot of damage to properties, and this rain could be adding extra damage if they’ve not repaired their home or business in time.
By midmorning, over a half an inch of rain had fallen in Orange County and the Inland Empire, which is enough to make a mess through even a small roof leak.
When rain comes through a roof, it can turn into Category II water, which means grey water. Grey water means that there are biological contaminants present in the water source, and it will take longer to dry and restore. Additionally, grey water can cause allergies to flare up and even possible sickness in certain conditions.
And even if your roof wasn’t damaged in the storm last week, the rain today could easily cause “wind-driven rain”, which works its way up underneath shingles and tiles and even through the tar-paper barrier. Even perfectly good roofs can spring leaks this way, and can cause minimal to severe damage in multiple locations throughout your home.
Also, the heavy downpours that are forecast for today can cause flash flooding, so if you are in a hilly area or near a stream or drainage culvert, please be on alert.
Please call us right away at the first sign of moisture coming in through your ceiling or walls. The quicker we start on repair and restoration, the better for your home and your wallet. Call now: (877) 732-8471—we have trained technicians standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you. We will work with you and your insurance company to expedite your claim.