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Activated Sprinkler Systems and Water Damage

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Can they Cause Water Damage?Some new homeowners are often at a deciding point on whether to have an automated fire sprinkler should be installed in their home or not. While they know that these sprinkler systems help put out a fire and ensure safety, the myths and misconceptions regarding its use make homeowners think twice about having it installed. Super Dry San Diego Water Damage 24 hoursOne of their primary considerations is accidental activation or its activation on all parts of the home, causing water damage to the rest of the home. And while some of their fears may be valid, fire safety advocates insist it still better to have fire sprinkler systems installed at home, than risk not having one.Is the risk for water damage high, with an automated fire sprinkler system? (Photo Credits) The National Fire Protection Association in fact has an ongoing campaign encouraging all homeowners to install fire sprinkler systems in their respective homes. Commercial Service Calls“NFPA’s Fire S…

Possible Electrical Repairs for Flooded Homes

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Safety FirstWhen homes get inundated with flood waters, electrical fixtures such as wirings and outlets are most likely affected as well. It is important that every home gets to consult a licensed electrician to stay on the safe side, at least prior to reoccupying their flooded property. San Diego Fun things to doFlooding can cause serious electrical problems. (Photo Credits) Popular Mechanics came up with a blog post detailing electrical safety tips after a home flooding. In their article, they emphasized the importance of hiring a licensed electrician contractor who can evaluate and undertake repairs needed in the home electrical fixtures. Super Dry San Diego Water Damage ServicePay increased attention to grounding and bonding, and after the flood ask an electrician to conduct a thorough survey the system. Why: There are two aspects to every home’s electrical system: the parts designed to carry electrical current during normal operation, and the parts designed to carry current safel…

Minimizing Flooding Risk on a Property

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Lower flood RiskFlood risk usually depends on the location of a home or commercial property. But as they say, times have changed, and a simple weather disturbance can cause flash flooding in a place that has not experienced flooding before.Can anything be done to lower flood-risk? (Photo Credits) The National Resources Defense Council came up with a manuscript that aims to help property owners flood proof their home or commercial property. The initial step  that they mentioned is evaluating the property’s flood risk.Super Dry San Diego CA“Homeowners and renters can begin gauging their current flood risk by visiting Floodsmart.gov, the website of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This federal program sets flood insurance rates using FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps, which show a community’s base flood elevations, flood zones, and floodplain boundaries. Any home within a so-called 100-year floodplain, an area with a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year, is deemed at …

When Water Damage Hits the Kitchen

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Dealing with Kitchen FloodingKitchen flooding can happen anytime since the kitchen has various plumbing fixtures, and appliances that have an open water source. When such thing occurs, it is important for every homeowner to know how to deal with all these things to mitigate whatever damages this may cause on kitchen fixtures and throughout the whole house.First steps to take after discovering water damageHome Advisor explains how residential flooding can occur.The kitchen can be severely affected by water damage or residential flooding. (Photo Credits) “A kitchen flood can occur due to a number of reasons, ranging from a clogged sink or drain pipe to a leaking water pipe. An improper functioning dishwasher can also result in a kitchen flood, making the water flow all over your kitchen floor. A kitchen flood can cause severe damage to the different fixtures and appliances in the room. Different electrical appliances placed and used in kitchen spaces can suffer damage and might not funct…

Best Jogging Routes Along Santee

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Santee, California has good jogging routes that could make for a great work out.The Old Santee Canal is one of the jogging trails mentioned in the website Roots Rated, and is one of their recommended jogging paths in the city.Trail running in Santee can be fun. (Photo Credits) “The 22-mile long Old Santee Canal was completed at the turn of the 19th century to allow easy passage of boats across the lowcountry river systems. Today part of the Canal, and the area that surrounds it, make up the Old Santee Canal State Park. The State Park consists of 195 acres of protected land which hosts a variety of trails and wildlife that is situated just north of Charleston, and is a mecca for everyone from hikers to boaters.”Read the whole article here.Best Trails in and Around SanteeThe San Diego Magazine also featured breath-taking jogging trails in the area. The 6.1-mile Sunset Cliffs route is among the 28 trails that they mentioned in their blog post.Historical Landmarks in SanteeStart at Ocean …

Historical Landmarks in Santee

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The City of Santee has its share of historical and cultural landmarks that are a must-visit for both locals and visitors alike. Like other cities in the San Diego area, Santee is also a city that is rich in culture and historical mementoes.The Historical Society of Santee has a museum of their city’s heritage.The City of Santee has its share of historical and cultural landmarks. (Photo Credits) “The Santee Historical Society explores Santee’s past to enrich our present and inspire our future. We connect people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing Santee’s history. Family histories, events, newspaper articles, books, and photographs are being organized, filed and scanned for future research projects. The Santee Historical Society is a private, 501(c)3 membership organization located at 9200 Magnolia Ave in the green and white Barn.”Check out their museum hours here.Best Plants to Grow in Santee, CAThe History Behind the MuseumPatch.com meanwhile shared the back story of how…

Best Plants to Grow in Santee, CA

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The climate in the City of Santee, California is idyllic just like the rest of San Diego. This then makes for a wonderful time tending to the garden, nurturing plants, flowers, and herbs that will flourish in the city.Best plants to grow in Santee, California. (Photo Credits) Eco Minded Solutions came up with a guide on the best plants to nurture in the San Diego area, including Santee, CA. “Due to very low rainfall, Southern California is categorized as a desert, yet the ocean nearby influences mild winters and warm summers producing a tropical environment. As severe drought conditions persist, it is necessary to choose plants that are not only picturesque, but can survive with minimal water. Drought tolerant landscaping includes low-water, low-maintenance xeriscaping or “zero-scaping” and is a popular solution for arid climates prone to dry spells. These gardens feature beautiful- yet hardy- plants and require minimal maintenance while conserving water. Other options to reduce your w…