October 19, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Prepare Now For The Upcoming Rainy Season:

Even though it may be difficult to imagine with the current weather conditions, the coming winter season has been forecasted to be one of heavy and long-lasting rains. While of course that will be a refreshing change from the lengthy drought we have endured the past several years, it will undoubtedly result in many challenges for local homeowners – especially those who have not prepared for possibly record-breaking amounts of water on and around their property.

Here are some suggestions to help get one’s home ready for the expected downpours:

1. Have your roof and any overhangs checked for signs of material cracking, loose tiles or shingles, uplifted or displaced pieces, or worn areas of rock roofs.

2. Inspect all roof vents, chimney flashings and skylights to see if caulking or patching is needed.

3. Clear and check all rain gutters to be sure they are firmly attached and connected to downspouts.

4. Be sure all downspouts are clear, and that they either are directly connected to underground drain pipes or that they direct water at least a few feet away from the house and in a direction that slopes away from the foundation.

5. Have all of your windows checked to be sure they are sealed completely. Even small gaps can allow significant water intrusion in stormy weather.

6. Consider having a drainage expert inspect the entire property to assess any potential problems with water control, and to recommend any improvements that will minimize damage from a possible series of heavy storms. Ask this expert about the benefits of a “French drain” system if it may be appropriate for your property.

7. Have a tree expert recommend any pruning or supplemental supports for large trees before the winter.

8. Especially if your property is on or below hillside areas, consider getting enough sandbags to make a protective barrier along the exposed sides.

9. Have emergency supplies packed and nearby in the event of a power outage, including some battery-powered lanterns.

10. This is also a good time to have a professional check your heating system and ensure it is in good working order, and replace the batteries on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Michael Edlen has been ranked in the top 1 percent of all agents in the country with nearly $2 billion in sales and more than 1,200 transactions. He has tracked Pacific Palisades sales since 1987. If you would like to know what your home may be worth today, Michael can be reached at 310.230.7373 or michael@michaeledlen.com.

in News
Related Posts

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Brings Civilians New Insight Into Law Enforcement

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

The West LA Police Department has a community patrol program bridging the gap between civilians and law enforcement. Video brought...

E-Bike Company Wheels Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit With Santa Monica

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Company agrees to pay $300k for operating without a license in 2019 By Sam Catanzaro E-bike company Wheels recently settled...

Santa Monica Fire Department Put Out Two Freeway Blazes Over Weekend

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

No injuries reported in Sunday morning incident By Sam Catanzaro The Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) made quick work putting...

Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Santa Monica For The Weekend: Santa Monica Beat – October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Santa Monica For The Weekend *...

Santa Monica’s 100 Homes Initiative Moves Forward

October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

City seeks public participation in new HUD-funded program By Dolores Quintana The City of Santa Monica is moving forward with...

Former Mesa PD Chief to Lead Santa Monica Police Department

October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Ramon Batista selected as Santa Monica’s first Latino police chief By Sam Catanzaro Ramon Batista, Jr., the former police chief...

Closing Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month Today

October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021

This Friday, October 15, the Santa Monica community is invited to a closing ceremony for Santa Monica’s first Hispanic Heritage...

Three SMC Professors Receive First-Ever Michelson Intellectual Property Educator of Excellence Award

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson  IP) is proud to award three Santa Monica College faculty members with the...

An Interview with Zach Rash, CEO of Coco Food Robotic Delivery

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Coco Delivery, is a completely contactless food delivery service that uses human piloted robots to deliver meals from the restaurant...

Message From Santa Monica’s New City Manager David White

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

To the Santa Monica Community – it is with tremendous excitement that today I begin my first day as your...

Three Santa Monica College Faculty Receive Michelson IP Educator Award: Santa Monica Beat – October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Set To Approve Plan For 9 Thousand New Housing...

U.S Secretary of Veterans Affairs Visits Veterans Encampment Outside VA

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

On Wednesday, the Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs and Mark Takano visited the veterans homeless encampment along san vicente blvd....

Mid-Century Ocean Avenue Apartments Sell for $70 Million

October 9, 2021

October 9, 2021

Westside Real Estate Scene October 11, 2021 By Dolores Quintana As reported by the Santa Monica Lookout, a mid-century apartment...

Santa Monica Police Release Sketch of Suspects Wanted for Ocean Park Shooting

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

Santa Monica police have released sketches of two men wanted in connection to a recent shooting.  According to the Santa...

Hotels, Liquor Stores to be Allowed on Third Street Promenade

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

Santa Monica City Council approves temporary zoning changes for Promenade By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro Hotels and liquor stores...