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Make Sure Your AC Drain Line is Clear!

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‘Summer means that you’re probably spending your free time out by the pool doing laps, barbecuing, and putting the last-minute touches on that family vacation—we know that the last thing on your mind is the functionality of your AC drain line. You might not even know what your air conditioning drain line is.

If you want to make sure that you avoid an air conditioning problem this summer, you can contact our professionals for service. We specialize in plumbing in Bellaire, TX and we can help you ensure that you’re getting the best possible home services. Make sure that you come to our professionals first—we’ll save you an unneeded headache.

What’s Your AC Drain Line?

So let’s lay the groundwork first. What is your AC drain line and what does it do? Your air conditioner’s drain line is an exit route for moisture collected by the evaporator coil as your air passes over it to col. The air conditioner coil removes humidity from the air and converts it into water. That water needs somewhere to go so it drains into the condensate drain pan, enters the drain line, travels down the drainpipe, and then it’s deposited outside near the air conditioner’s outdoor unit.

So you might be thinking, “What the importance?” Well, your air conditioner can get clogged over time with the accrual of dirt, rust, algae, and other substances that can block the flow of water in your home. If your air conditioner drain line gets clogged after a long summer, you’re going to find yourself in a mess of trouble.

What Happens When You Have a Drain Line Clog?

There are so many things that can go wrong when you have a blocked drain line:

  • Ice Forms of the AC Coils and Drain Line: If ice starts to form on your air conditioner’s drain line or inside the coils, you’re going to notice a decrease in the cooling power in your home. Not to mention the fact that ice can severely damage your air conditioning system as well.
  • Water in the Drain Can Overflow: Once the water in your condensate drain pan overflows, it can spill inside of your air conditioner and severely damage your air conditioning system.
  • Water Damage: A lot can go wrong with your indoor air conditioning system if your drain line gets backed up. An indoor air conditioning unit with a clogged drain line can leak water onto your floors, ceiling, carpet, and other furnishings. Don’t run the risk of destructive water damage—contact our team at the first sign of trouble instead.
  • Lose Out on Comfort: Another downside of a clogged condensate drain line is the loss in air conditioning power. A clogged drain line messes up the operation of your entire air conditioning system—make sure you’re getting the most from your system with our services.

So you’ve read everything above and now you’re probably wondering how you can avoid a problem like this. The answer is simple—contact our professionals at the first sign of trouble.

Contact our team at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. today to schedule an appointment with our professional technicians.

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