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  • 9
  • Dec
  • 2015

When Is The Last Time You Checked Your Drains?

Keeping your drains clear will help you get ready for heavy rains this season.

Living in California, you may never really think about how rainwater is going to drain away from your house. With the monster El Nino expected to hit the state later this year, it may be time to start giving it some thought to help you stay nice and dry.

While your rain gutters are your first defense in getting rainwater away from your house, it is not the only drainage you should be worried about. If you have a storm drain or ditch close to your house, you should give them a second look.

Fallen leaves and any other debris that is blocking any drains around your house can easily allow water to back up to your home, which could mean serious damage. Taking the time to clear any debris from drainage areas will help water to flow freely away from your house. If you see any blockages that are too big for you to take on yourself, notify city officials as soon as possible to ensure that the issue is taken care of before the rain starts falling.

When it comes to your own property, take the time to completely clean out your rain gutters. The longer you put it off, the bigger the chance is that you will have to take on the task in the rain. While checking out your rain gutters, it is the perfect time to make sure your downspouts are all facing away from your house.

For more tips on how to keep rainwater away from your home this season with the right drain clearing tactics, contact Enhanced Landscape Management. We can help with all of your Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, and Conejo Valley landscaping needs to ensure that you are properly prepared to weather the storm.