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Maintaining Your HVAC To Avoid Water Damage Repairs 

water damage repair layton, water damage layton, water damage cleanup laytonThe next few weeks in Layton are going to be hot ones. That means our AC units are going to be working hard and running most of the day (and night) to keep our homes at a comfortable temperature. To keep our houses cool, air conditioners use a cold evaporator coil. When warm air comes in contact with this coil, moisture is removed from the air. That moisture collected by the evaporator coil is sent outside of your home, allowing air to cool inside the unit that it then pushes back out into your home. This moisture will build-up inside your HVAC system, and can cause major water damage inside your home. Some common causes of water leaks from cooling systems are a clogged drain, frozen evaporator coils, and pipes that are not connected properly. So, how can you ensure that your HVAC system will keep your house cool without leaving your home in need of water damage repair? Here are just a few tips you can follow to prevent water damage repairs from your AC unit.

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  1. Change the HVAC filter regularly to prevent the unit from having to work harder than necessary. When the filter gets too dirty, the system requires more energy to pull air in, which can cause the evaporating coils to freeze and then defrost, leading to leaking water inside your home. You should change the filter at least every 3 months, but during those summer months when it is working daily it is good practice to change it every month. 

2.Check your condensation drain lain regularly. You should see water flowing to the drain without obstruction. You can flush the drain once or twice a year with an algaecide to prevent mold or algae from forming inside. If you notice a clog, get it removed and resolved as soon as possible. Check connections on the drain line to be sure that it is tight and there are no leaks so that the water can be directed safely away from your home.

  1. Have your HVAC system inspected by a professional at least once a year. These systems are complicated and can be difficult to navigate without the proper training and experience. Hiring a professional will ensure that no damage is imposed on your HVAC system by you not knowing what you are doing. Professionals can inspect and fix problems related to all components of the HVAC system, including the ones that could cause leaks. Ductwork, furnace flames, grills, registers, AC compressors, and thermostats are all important components of the HVAC system, and require special need and attention to keep your cooling system functioning and performing optimally. 

If you find yourself dealing with water damage, whether from your HVAC system, a burst pipe, or flooded toilet, Swift Restoration is just a phone call away. We want you to stay cool and comfortable this summer, and are ready to respond when you need water damage repair – no matter the cause or source.