San Diego’s Super El Nino on Way in 2015
Clear Your Yard Drains and Sewer Lines!
A recent KPBS interview with Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina and Mark Mehdi from the National Weather Service made clear the likelihood of an El Nino winter here in San Diego. That means plenty of rain, possible flooding and high humidity.
“Our region is going to face significant risk from the effects of climate change,” Nicola Hedge, Environmental Initiatives Director for the San Diego Foundation told KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday, July 29.
Mayor Dedina reported that his city will use a $70,000 grant from the San Diego Foundation to study the impact of sea level rise and flooding there. El Nino will bring not only heavy rain but also coastal flooding. At low altitude and surrounded by Tijuana Estuary and South San Diego Bay, Imperial Beach has the highest probability of experiencing severe coastal flooding. La Jolla and Del Mar, situated more on cliffs, will escape most flooding.
The U.S. National Weather Service’s Mehdi explained that sea water temperature now is four to five degrees over the average in San Diego, increasing the likelihood for hurricanes. While these super-storms will not land on San Diego’s shores directly, we will get plenty of rain.
How San Diego Home and Business Owners Should Prepare
In our article from last September, “Drought Drives Tree Roots to San Diego’s Sewer Lines,” we explained how we are encountering hefty root balls in the underground pipes, sewer and drain lines of our clients’ homes and businesses. With the California drought going into year 4, roots have become desperate and aggressively invade any seams or cracks in pipes. Once they hit water, they proliferate quickly. With the minor levels of water received this past winter, most homeowners don’t realize that their sewer and other pipes may be nearly obstructed by roots. Heavy rains this coming winter could flood yards, sending water into homes through patio doors and crawl spaces.
Perry Plumbing Heating & Air Helps You Sail through El Nino 2015 to 2016
Slow drains, slow draining toilets or smells coming up in sinks and showers indicate blocked sewer and drain lines and pipes. Before the rain hits us, it’s smart to get a whole home plumbing inspection, which can detect any partial blockages (that quickly become full blockages). Our video inspections can tell if you have root intrusion or another type of sewer line blockage. Once we determine the blockage, we use state-of-the-art drain cleaning machines like our scorpion cutter that cut though a moderate root intrusion without digging up your yard. With the blockage broken up, we use our high pressure water jetters to blow the pieces through the lines. Highly reviewed Perry Plumbing Heating & Air uses state of the art equipment to save home and business owner’s time, money and hassle.
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