Heavy Rain Damage in Lahaina?
Aloha! Do you know that Lahaina locals and businesses have been trusting SERVPRO® of Hawaii |SERVPRO® of Maui to restore their storm damage for over twenty years? Here is some information 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 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 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
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