Not only are air conditioning leaks messy, but they can cost a lot of time and money. They are messy, but worse they can cause significant water damage to the home. Even though it may seem like a tiny inconvenience I assure you that untreated it can lead to significant long term damage, with consequence such as mold and damaged infrastructure. Untreated HVAC damage can even lead to dry wall damage and ceiling leaks Read below to find the common causes of HVAC damage
Clogged Drain Line
A clogged condensate drain line can create massive damage. This is one of the most common causes of HVAC damage and it is not to be taken lightly. This is one of the first things we look for when trying to fix HVAC Damage. Drain lines can become clogged with small particles of dirt, rust, mold, and algea.
Disconnected Drain Line
When AC systems are installed improperly drain pipe fittings may not be secure. Over time if they loosen the drain will disconnect from the unit and will cause massive HVAC damage. Like a clogged drain line, the location of the leak will depend on whether the primary or secondary drain pipe is affected and where the AC system is located.
Condensate Pump Problems
A malfunctioning or dirty condensate pump can also cause water leakage from your AC system, which can cause flooding to your attic or house. Due to the continual presence of water, mold and mildew can grow inside the unit, which can cause clogging.
The following issues can also contribute to water leaks,
- Clogged air filter
- Condensate buildup in un-insulated ductwork
- The first two issues in the list above can contribute to a frozen evaporator coil, which creates its own set of water leakage problems
- Cracked condensate drain pan
- Low refrigerant
- No p-trap and air vent in the drain line to prevent water backup
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