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Covina and nearby Los Angeles-region communities such as West Covina have a long history of periodic flash flooding. Although the annual average rainfall in the areas is only roughly 15 inches, it is crucial to understand that the calculation of the number uses 125 years of data and does not take into account the storms in the surrounding highlands. Actual yearly rainfall totals vary widely, exposing the towns in the Santa Monica, Santa Susana, Verdugo, and San Gabriel Mountains’ watershed to the consequences of much more intense rainfall at higher altitudes.
How Do Mountain Storms Impact Covina’s Lowland Flooding?
Because Covina business owners generally find the local climate to be dryer than the national average, structural and basement flooding issues would seem unlikely. Unfortunately, seasonal weather events miles from Covina can impact commercial properties, causing significant water damage needing repairs and preventing business operation. During the winter storm season, heavy precipitation falling in the surrounding upper elevations gathers and flows in torrents downhill from peaks as high as 7000 feet, draining through the countless canyons and dry washes. The greater Los Angeles Basin, upon which its founders built Covina, is made of ancient sediments and rock debris eroded from the encircling mountains over millennia. This process continues today, and in extreme cases, after mountain storms, the flatlands in Covina can suffer from a sudden onslaught of property-destroying:
- Debris and contaminants
- Mud and silt
- Rocks and gravel
Can Tropical Cyclones Create Flooding Risks in Southern California?
Remnants of Pacific hurricanes can move inland with resulting water damage potential. Although the storms typically are past their peak, they often generate localized heavy rainfall. If several storms “train” or recur over Covina, water damage risks arise when the surrounding ground eventually saturates, exacerbating the risk of seepage or flooding into stores, warehouses, production centers, restaurants, lodgings, and other business properties.
What Is “Asphalt Creep,” and Does It Increase Water Incursion in Covina?
Every time repairs involving additional paving material complete on Covina streets, a fraction of their water carrying capacity is lost. Overflows during storms or flash flooding become more common, causing water damage to lower levels of commercial properties nearby. The pressure inflicted by rising water on sanitary waste systems can lead to businesses coping with cleaning up after a sewer backup.
What Water Damage Remediation Challenges Must Covina Business Owners Overcome?
Whether business owners in Corvina need water damage repairs after the devastation of flash floods or because of disastrous appliance breakdowns or burst pipes, the solution is the same. The SERVPRO team of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)-trained managers and technicians arrives promptly to manage a broad range and intensity of water emergency services. SERVPRO offers to complete needed repairs and build back as a California licensed contractor in addition to water cleanup, streamlining your business recovery. Water damage assessment and project planning by SERVPRO experts focus on:
- Water Removal Services
- Leaking Roof from Storms
- Ceiling Repairs from Water Damages
- Basement Flooding Cleanup
- Sewage Cleanup
When you need commercial water damage remediation and recovery, count on the specialists from SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina. Our flood restoration team is available 24/7 at (626) 602-8299.