Avoiding Water Damage from Your Ft. Lauderdale Air Conditioning Unit
Is Your Ft. Lauderdale Air Conditioning Unit Leaking?
With the warmer months here, you might notice your air conditioner having to work harder and run longer. It is made to do this, and part of its job is to remove moisture from the air, which then collects in a condensate pan that drains outside of your home. Often, this is where problems originate with water damage. There are a few things to keep in mind to avoid this issue.
Checking the Condensate Line
Look for the condensate line outside of your Ft. Lauderdale home. Ensure it is clear of any debris which would block it from freely draining liquid. Landscaping sometimes blocks the pipes, leaving you with a backup and water damage. Mud daubers or other pests also can make a problem by building nests inside the pipe.
If you have had water damage occur already from your Ft. Lauderdale air conditioning unit, SERVPRO, a professional water damage remediation company, can help solve the problem and clean up the mess left behind.
Cooling System Maintenance
The condensate pump and lines need regular maintenance to continue running efficiently. You can also avoid water damage by ensuring algae does not build up and make clogs. Cleaning your unit periodically helps your system to run right and avoid water damage or a cooling system that cannot handle extreme heat.
Check the Drain Pan
If your air handler is in an enclosed space, you could have a drain pan. If there is water accumulating in this pan, your drainage is not adequate. You need to fix this right away, and there are kits available which turn your system off in case a clog forms to prevent your ceiling or floor from getting damaged.
Avoiding Water Damage
If you have any concerns at all about your air conditioning unit, it is a good time to schedule an annual cooling system maintenance. A trained technician can keep your cooling system running efficiently all year long.
When a water damage emergency does arise, SERVPRO can be to your home quickly to assess the problem and damages, then dry your home out. They can find any hidden water with special tools and see if any mold has begun to grow.
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale South can fix your air conditioner water damage. However, the faster you act in calling them at (954) 776-2000, the more damage you can avoid from accumulating, so contact us as soon as you realize there is a problem.
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