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What To Do If AC Drain Line Is Clogged

What To Do If AC Drain Line Is Clogged

You might have a clogged drain line if there is water build up on your ceiling or walls.

Your not alone, this summer due to monsoons and high humidity, many customers will have to deal with their air conditioners drain line being clogged.

Heres what to do!

Call An HVAC Professional

If there is water damage in your home and you think your drain line is clogged contact an HVAC professional like us and turn off your AC unit. Its best to have a professional out before you start messing with things and wasting time. If all you can see is water damage and your not sure its your line then there may be other problems with your AC’s drainage. It could be something else like your drain pan or line having a hole in it. If you know for sure that your drain line is clogged a professional like us has all the tools necessary to properly clear the line. Its best to have a professional out.

Why The Line Gets Clogged

Dirt and debris clogs the drain line because its carried by water draining out that can dry up and leave dirt and debris in the line. More occurrences of moisture after the line is clogged will eventually cause water to overflow and result in water build up and can even cause damage to your home.

How To Prevent A Clogged AC Unit Drain Line

To prevent your air conditioners drain line from being clogged have routine maintenance performed and have a safety float switch installed.

Routine Maintenance

Routine maintenance will keep you up to date on the condition of your AC unit and what you can do to improve its efficiency. You will also of course know if your line is clogged or not and if you should think about clearing it. Not everyone does this but as an added bonus for using us and getting to know us, our company does complimentary drain line flushes when we perform routine maintenance for air conditioners.

Float Switch

A float switch will shut your unit off if its producing too much water and will stop water from overflowing from the pan and onto your ceiling. We also can install a safety float switch for your air conditioner, but that will be something you have to pay for.

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