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HVAC Leaks

6/30/2020 (Permalink)

HVAC Leak A leaking HVAC can quickly cause extensive damage to your home or commercial building.

Hot summer temperatures and high humidity levels mean more condensation from your HVAC. When your HVAC creates condensation, the water needs to drain somewhere and can quickly clog the lines. This can lead to a broken emergency line or drop pan overflow which can cause water damage to your home or building if not treated properly. So . . . what should you do if this happens and causes water damage? Here’s a few things!

  • Call an HVAC company to service your unit. This is probably the easiest and most efficient method, but unfortunately the most expensive.
  • Check to make sure your primary condensation line, usually located near the ground outside the home in an area of high foot traffic, is slowly dripping water when your HVAC is on.
  • If your primary line is not dripping check the secondary line, usually located somewhere like above a window or door as to be more noticeable when dripping.
  • If the primary, or both lines, are not dripping while the unit is on, find a way to flush out or remove the potential blockage. The cleanout will usually be located close to the HVAC main unit. Make sure you thoroughly research how to properly clear your lines before attempting to!
  • Check your HVAC unit drip pan, make sure it has no holes or rust around it. If it is damaged you may need to have it replaced.

And . . . the next thing to do is call SERVPRO of Evanston. Our team will come out to do a moisture inspection on your residence or commercial property to verify whether or not any damage has occurred. If there is damage, our trained technicians will develop a mitigation plan to efficiently solve the problem and correct any damage. If you have an HVAC leak, call SERVPRO of Evanston at 847-763-7010. 

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