Now that it is summer time here in Atlanta, our air conditioners are working overtime to keep our homes comfortable. Air conditioners are a must-have to survive the hot temperatures and humidity, but one thing about them often gets overlooked – the water damage they can cause. Let’s go over just how the air conditioner works to keep us nice and cool and what that could mean for potential water damage in our homes.
First, we need to understand just how the air conditioner works. To keep a comfortable temperature inside, AC units have a cold evaporator coil that removes moisture from warm air to cool it down. This moisture is collected by an evaporator coil that then channels it outside of your home. This system allows the air to cool inside the air conditioner unit where it is then pushed back out through your home. When the moisture inside the air conditioner builds up too much, or something obstructs the flow out of the unit and out of your home, the result could leave you in need of water damage restoration. When your cooling system gets a clogged drain, the evaporator coil freezes, or drainage pipes are not connected properly, you may find yourself dealing with water damage as a result. Here are some things we suggest to help keep your air conditioner functioning more efficiently and to prevent water damage:
If you find yourself in need of water damage restoration this summer, whether from your AC unit or any other source in your home, be sure to call the experts at Serenity Restoration.
If this is an emergency, please call 678-648-1294 for 24/7 service.