Our air conditioning systems provide us with 3 essential services, they Filter, Cool and Dry the air inside our homes and businesses to help keep us comfortable. Filtering dust and cooling the actual air temperature is the easy part of what they do.
It’s the removal of moisture or dehumidification of the air and disposal of the condensate drain water that provides the greatest challenge to our hard working A/C systems. In Florida where our humidity levels are continuously high this an important aspect of keeping your A/C working at its most optimal condition.
Blocked Air Conditioner Drain Lines Can Cause Water Damage To Your Home
How can your air conditioner cause water damage? From something very simple. The drain system can become blocked and cause tremendous, unseen water damage to our homes or business, so it’s important to have your air conditioning system cleaned, inspected & serviced twice a year by a quality A/C Service company.
You can also help by conducting your own visual inspection when possible. This is particularly important to know for those of us who travel, or leave for the summer, because it’s very common for the A/C condensate drain system to develop a blockage due to algae growth or small wildlife such as curious tree frogs or lizards. When this occurs, the air handler’s internal drain pan can leak water onto the ceiling if it is in the attic or under the floor covering if it’s located in a closet or in the garage.
It’s important to address any type of water leak quickly. A serious mold problem can quickly develop as a result of the leaking condensate water and your insurance policy may, or may not cover the extensive water damage, costing you tens of thousands of dollars and can put the occupant’s health at risk.
Don’t put off your own visual inspection or having your air conditioner professionally serviced and risk costly water damage. If you suspect you may have a hidden water leak somewhere in your home or business call Blue Star Infrared today 772-215-8794.