Flooding the Gaslamp Quarter?
This winter has brought heavy rain and intense storms to the Gaslamp Quarter. Every part of San Diego County has above-normal rainfall to date this season. SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW offers this helpful tip from the Institute of Business and Home Safety for protecting your home from heavy rain:
Check wall air conditioners
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.
Tilting the air conditioning unit sleeves slightly (two degrees) towards the exterior wall can significantly reduce the water’s entry.
Proper weather stripping between the air conditioning unit and the sleeve can reduce the water from entering.
If your home has wall air conditioners
- Ensure the size of internal drain pipe is adequate and water is flowing freely
- Ensure there is proper caulking and weather stripping around the unit
- Ensure unit is installed with a 1/4-inch (two-degree) bubble tilt toward the outside
Call Us Today!
When you have storm damage in your Gaslamp Quarter home or commercial business, you can rely on SERVPRO® of San Diego City SW to respond quickly and immediately begin the cleanup and restoration process. Call us today at 619-269-5004.
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