The 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.
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.
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.