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Air Conditioner Condensation Lines Cause Water Damage

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking AC Condensation Line Causing Damages to Subfloor.

It is common for an air conditioning unit to build up condensation as it operates, which is normally drained away quickly. However, any issues with this draining mechanism can cause much larger issues if your unit is inside the home. Following your manufacturer’s instructions as far as inspection and maintenance is the best thing you can do to prevent this, in addition to doing your own visual checks in between official inspection calls.

Your air conditioner–when working properly–draws moisture from the air and generates water as part of the condensation process. The water produced by the AC system typically runs out the back of the unit or drains into condensation pan attached to a drain line designed to channel the water to a safe area. If you do not pay attention, water can collect inside the system or drip into areas of your home causing damage.

Excess water can damage all parts of your AC system. You might require parts or system replacement if the excess water is not addressed for a long time. Water intrusion from AC units can also damage your home and decrease AC efficiency.

Summer is a common time for the AC Units to be running a lot more. Never neglect water building up in an area of your home no matter how small they seem. That tiny leak can cause major damage to your home. Small leaks can seem like a trickle but that trickle slowly but surely will eat away at your property. 

Our experts at SERVPRO of Mason City, Austin and Albert Lea are specialized in mitigating damages and doing the least amount of replacements as possible. With that in mind, it is best to assess the possible water damage as soon as possible.

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