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Make Sure Your AC Unit Doesn’t Cause Water Damage

 

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The heat over this past week probably has your air conditioner working overtime. If you’re not careful, it could lead to water damage.

Man has it been a hot week in Baltimore. The actual temperature hit 100-degrees for the first time since 2012, which may sound surprising since the heat index is routinely over 100-degrees once you factor in humidity. On top of that, we’ve had highs over 90-degrees for nearly an entire week. This is all to say one thing, your air conditioning is probably having the hardest work week of its life. If you haven’t inspected you air conditioner recently you should definitely take a look and make sure that everything is working properly. Here are a few specific things to check so you don’t end up with water damage from a malfunctioning air conditioner.

 

How It Works

As air conditioners pull in hot air to cool down and pump back out as wonderful chilly air, it creates condensation. In a perfect world all that condensation, anywhere from 10-20 gallons of water per day if your unit is working correctly, would be collected in a drip pan and then drained either directly outside or into your house’s plumbing.

How It Might Not Be Working

The number one reason air conditioning units leak is because of a problem with the drain line. If the line becomes clogged the drip pan will fill and begin to overflow. The line can also become disconnected from either the drip pan or the exit pipe and leak water around the unit. This can become a big problem if your unit is located on the roof or inside your building. Ceiling water damage can lead to all types of problems that are difficult to diagnose.  

Find Any Water Damage? Call ServiceMaster of Baltimore!

When water damage strikes, it is important to act fast. Turn off the source of the water, call a plumber to fix the underlying issue, take pictures and contact your insurance company, and call ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Click Here to request an estimate today!

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Hopefully you have found our blog, “Make Sure Your AC Unit Doesn’t Cause Water Damage,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.

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