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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Rain Water Intrusion in Jamul?

3/8/2022 (Permalink)

Raindrops cover a window during a storm. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego County.

San Diego County has experienced severe weather that brought heavy rain to Jamul this year. Water intrusion is a common occurrence, but do you know that wall air conditioning units can also allow stormwater to enter your home or business?

SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul offers this helpful tip from the Institute of Business and Home Safety for protecting your home from heavy rain:

Check wall air conditioners

Internal Drain

If the air conditioning unit has an internal drain, make sure the pipe size is adequate, and water is running and flowing freely in order to handle a high volume of water.

Caulking of Air Conditioning Unit Sleeve: Look for any gaps, cracks, or other damage that indicates improper caulking around the edge of the sleeve to the exterior of the building. This increases vulnerability to water entry.

Orientation: Tilting the air conditioning unit sleeves slightly (two degrees) towards the exterior wall can significantly reduce the water’s entry.

Weather Stripping: Proper weather stripping between the air conditioning unit and the sleeve can prevent water from entering.

Call Us!

Rainwater intrusion can happen during any storm in your Jamul home or business. When you need help restoring storm damage, SERVPRO® of Spring Valley/Jamul is Here to Help. ® Our technicians are on-call 24-hours a day to mitigate and repair storm damage. Call us today at 619-600-5305.

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