Owner of Aaron’s Plumbing Aaron Check Combats El Niño with Preventative Plumbing Measures

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In light of a November 17, 2015, Los Angeles Times article reporting that the impending El Niño could be the most powerful on record, Aaron Check, owner of Aaron’s Plumbing and Home Repair, discusses potential sewer problems and offers tips on how to avoid them during inclement weather.

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Additionally, sewer lines might be affected if area drains were plumbed into a home’s sewer, causing sewer refineries to fill past capacity.

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“The main problem with adverse weather and excessive rain, as we will soon see with El Niño, is with area drains around a house not being able to handle all that water, which could be due to roots in drain lines or improper fall of the drain grade,” said Aaron. “Additionally, sewer lines might be affected if area drains were plumbed into a home’s sewer, causing sewer refineries to fill past capacity.”

According to the LA Times article, the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center has already forecast a higher chance of a wet winter for almost all of California. In fact, California stands to receive above-normal amounts of rain from January to March 2016, with the Los Angeles area getting 60-69 percent above-normal precipitation.

Before the heavy rains come, Aaron suggests people ascertain if they have an area drain on their property or if they need one. If you do, there will be drain grates in the concrete areas of your yard and possibly in planter areas. If not, you will need area drains if flooding occurs. Aaron also stresses as a preventative measure that all area drains be flow-checked annually before the rainy season, and definitely before El Niño hits.

“This is easily accomplished, and only takes an experienced plumber about an hour and a half, depending on the size of the yard and number of drains,” said Aaron. “You don’t want to wait too long to do this because if you put this off and the heavy rains come there can be major property damage due to flooding that can enter the home through doors, resulting in major home renovation that might not be covered by insurance.”

About Aaron’s Plumbing & Home Repair
Aaron’s Plumbing & Home Repair employs a team of plumbing experts and specialists that will be there for you when a plumbing disaster strikes, or if you simply need other repairs done in your home or business. Aaron’s Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company whose services include installation of faucets, fixtures, toilets, garbage disposals, water heaters and softeners; drain cleaning of rooter, bath lines, main sewer lines and laundry lines; inspection for hidden leaks; complete home re-piping of both copper and Pex and much more. For more information, please call (714) 417-0022, or follow them on Facebook.

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