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How to Prepare Your Home for El Niño

Southern California is known for its sunny, warm weather. However, every now and then, our region deviates from paradise with unusual temperature fluctuations and torrential downfalls. All thanks to El Niño.

What’s El Niño?

El Niño is a documented weather phenomenon that causes abnormal shifts in weather patterns around the world. It happens when warm waters coalesce near the equator. Unusually, this warm water band does not circulate and remains together as it moves through the ocean. This causes an excess of rain.

How Can You Protect Your Home?

It is important to make sure your home is equipped to deal with the increased rain. Start by checking your gutters. This is a simple step that can save you a lot of headaches when it starts to pour. If your gutters are clogged or not working properly, water will not flow away from your house. When this happens, it is more likely that water will end up inside your house and cause damage.

You can also look into a water capture system to store rain safely. This prevents the water from sitting near your foundation or seeping into your home. Then, the saved water can be used later for irrigation, which will help keep your lawn green during a drought. The great thing about a water storage system is that it is useful all the time.

In some cases, your preparations may not be enough. National Geographic predicts that this year's El Niño will be the worst yet. If the heavy rains impact your house, you can still take heart. At EZ Plumbing, we provide water damage restoration services. El Niño may hit hard this year. With these tips from EZ Plumbing, you can hit back harder. To schedule an appointment, call (818) 900-2778.