Maintain Air Conditioner Drains
Air conditioning systems normally has a condensate pan and a small PVC pipe that leads to a drain system either inside or outside your home. A certain amount of condensation is formed when warm air from your home comes in contact with the air conditioning evaporator coil. And the water that is formed has to go somewhere which explains why there’s a drain system in your AC systems.
The problem lies when the drain line becomes clogged. Water can back up into the pan and eventually create a water leak. This leak can lead to further damage especially when the air conditioning system is located in an attic and the water is leaking through the ceiling. Mock Plumbing in Baton Rouge advises homeowners that drain lines should be cleaned at least once a year.
Moreover, residential plumbers may also attach a wet/dry vacuum to the end of the drain line and forcibly extract any dust or build up of other matter that get into the AC System while pouring a non-hazardous cleaning agent into the drain line. Another method to help prevent sludge and buildup is to put anti-fungal condensate pan tablets to the condensate pan.
The best person to clean your A/C drain line is an air conditioning technician or a local plumbing company who knows how to check the whole draining system while they are there. When dealing with appliances, Mock Plumbing emphasizes to homeowners that prevention is always the best option.
One preventive measure to minimize clogged drain pipes and also kill any algae accumulating is to pour a cup of plain bleach down into the drain pipe. For proper maintenance of your air conditioner drains, call Mock Plumbing Repairs.