Water leaks in your home from your cooling system are never fun to deal with and could cost thousands in damage. Thankfully, there are several ways to prevent your drain pan from overflowing causing the water leak. This article will discuss tools and ways O’Brien Service Company can help with preventing drain pan leaks.
Drain Pan Leaks:
As your cooling system pulls the humidity out of the air it condenses it to water. This water then goes through the condensate tube and exits outside of your home. However, when the tube is clogged the water will back up eventually filling your drain pan and possibly overflowing it. The condensate line backs up due to algae growth and other micro-organisms developing.
A float switch will turn your AC system off when your drain pan fills up with water due to a clogged drain line. This will stop water from overflowing your pan and causing water leaks in your ceiling, crawl space, or wherever your air handler is. Once the switch is tripped your system shuts off. Contact O’Brien to clear the clogged drain and have your system cooling in no time.
An EZ trap is installed directly to the drain line. The clear tubing will allow you to see a clog or buildup starting. It’s easy to clean and even comes with a brush. By keeping an eye on the EZ Trap you can avoid a clog from ever forming.
During our maintenance services our techs will clear out the drain lines to prevent clogs. Additionally, check the products mentioned to ensure they are functioning properly. Learn about our Energy Savings Club for your system maintenance.
When your drain pan is leaking call the local experts who offer 24/7 emergency HVAC services. Take the proper steps listed above to help prevent that emergency call. O’Brien Service has been your local heating and air experts since 1981.