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Leaky Air Conditioner Unit?

9/5/2018 (Permalink)

Air conditioners that are installed today are usually located on the ceiling or roof of your home or business. However, they can sometimes be faulty and leak water down and can cause water damage to your ceiling. If you find that your air conditioner is leaking water, it is important to immediately look into this issue and call a professional for repairs because it can cause serious damage to your ceiling and can cause it to collapse. Here are some reasons why an air conditioning unit might leak:

  1. Clogged condensation drain line
  • It is one of the most common causes of water leaking from an air conditioning unit. This can be caused by dust or dirt that gets clogged into the drain line. A solution can be to vacuum this out but calling a professional is the best way to solve this problem.
  1. Damaged/rusted drain pan
  • Older air conditioning units usually have this problem. If this is the case, the drain pan should be replaced.
  1. Dirty air filter
  • A dirty air filter can block the airflow to the evaporator coil which then gets too cold. When the AC unit is not being used, it starts to melt and then can drip more water than the drain pan can handle. If this is the case, this would need to be replaced immediately.

If your air conditioning unit was caused some water damage to your ceiling, call SERVPRO of Alhambra at (626) 283-5875 to assess the damage and for a free estimate.

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