rain

PROP MGR GRUDGE MATCH

Winter storm's 1-2 punch.

“LET’S GET READY TO RUM-BUUUUUULE!” Although “El Niño & Señor Santa Ana Winds” sort-of-sound like headliners at a Mexican wrestling match, their one-two punch can be a HOA and Property Manager’s worst nightmare. Here’s how winter storm’s tag-team creates major damage and safety issues: First, “El Niño” pummels our communities with heavier-than-average rains that saturate the ground and l ...[Read More]

OH ÑO… EL NIÑO

OH ÑO… EL NIÑO 2016

According to NOAA, this year’s El Niño is forecast to become one of the strongest on record. It is expected to influence weather and climate patterns this winter by impacting the Pacific jet stream. Predications are calling for an even wetter and colder winter as compared to the last strong El Niño winter of ‘97-’98*. You don’t have to dread the upcoming rainy-season and the maintenanc ...[Read More]

PLAIN GUTTER TRASH

Gutter Maintenance

Look around your office (go ahead, I’ll wait…) You’ll notice the seasoned Property Managers are taking the initiative to prepare their communities for the 2015/2016 rainy season which traditionally runs from October to April here in our SoCal paradise. When it does rain, it comes down hard and can overwhelm the water run-off and drainage systems that are in place if they are not prepared to ...[Read More]

RAINY SEASON MAINTENANCE

Rainy Season Maintenance

Southern California’s official rainy season runs from October through April.  If your communities’ storm drain inlets, catch basins & V-ditches are owned, controlled or maintained by the HOA – its annual maintenance time! Landscaping debris and trash accumulate quickly (especially in out-of-view, underground storm drains).  This obstruction compromises your property’s built-in water run- ...[Read More]