Here in Arizona, there’s a good 4 months when the air conditioning is literally on 24/7. It’s 110-degrees outside, and that air conditioning system better have the house at 80-degrees, right?
Well, that takes a lot of work from the air conditioner, and it’s important to keep an eye on that system when you need it the most.
Here’s the thing, we’re plumbers, not HVAC techs. BUT, when your A/C unit begins to fill your home with leaking water, dripping throughout the day and night, then it becomes a plumbing problem…
And it could cost you thousands in repairs.
C. Slany Plumbing is frequently called out to Gilbert homes for leaks…from the air conditioning system!
You notice a discoloration on the ceiling.
You touch that discoloration and notice it’s soft, almost moist.
You freak out and call the plumber because you assume it’s a plumbing issue that has to do with your Gilbert home’s plumbing system.
Our Gilbert plumbers come out, check the leak in the ceiling, and realize that leak is being caused by your air conditioning system and not your home plumbing system.
Excess condensed water is removed from the A/C unit through a small drain pipe, this pipe often connects to a drain line inside the house, very frequently one of the bathroom sinks, they are also tied into the plumbing vent on the roof and sometimes exit on the ground. Over time algae, mold, and mildew can build up inside the condensation drain line and form a clog, causing water to back up and overflow inside the air conditioning unit or where it exits.
Leaks in the condensation line can be minute, yet tiny drip by tiny drip can work water through your ceiling, your home, damaging your Gilbert house and costing you thousands in water damage repairs.
So, how can you avoid this problem? Have your HVAC tech out once a year to check the lines, check the air conditioner, and check the condensation line.
I mean, here in Arizona, the A/C unit is probably one of the most important aspects of your home! Sure, our Gilbert plumbers