AC Unit Drain Overflow Cleanup in Greater Chicagoland

An important part of your air conditioning unit is the condensate drain which is a small dripping line on the outside. This drain removes condensation produced by your air conditioner's evaporator coil. If the line isn’t properly cleaned, it can cause the A/C unit drain to overflow.

This overflow results in issues such as algae and mold growth that clog the drain from the inside, raise indoor humidity, cause musty odors, and create water damage inside your home. To prevent all these, routine maintenance service of your AC unit from professionals is important.

Romexterra Construction Fire and Water Damage Restoration provides the most effective AC unit drain overflow cleanup services in Greater Chicagoland.

Causes of AC Unit Drain Overflow

  • Clogged Drain Line: A clogged condensate drain line is the most common cause of water leaking from your AC into your home. If the drain line gets clogged with dust, dirt, sludge, or mold, that water backs up into your home. In that case, you'll need to unclog it.
  • Mold, Algae, and Other Fungus: When an air conditioner's drain pan is full of water, the most common culprit is a clogged drainpipe. Inside the refrigerant coils and pipes is a breeding ground for algae, mold, and the like. Over time, algae and mold can clog the A/C drain pipe and cause water to build up and leak into the drain pan.
  • Cracked/Corroded Drain Line/Leaks: AC unit drain overflow can also originate from a cracked or corroded condensate drain pan. The drain line can form cracks or holes due to stress, accidental impact, or age. Clogs caused by debris or mold can also cause leaks through an overflowing condensate drain pan.
AC Unit Drain Overflow

Problems Caused By an AC Unit Drain Overflow

If you get a drain line clog, water can build up and flow over the “overflow” pan and onto the attic floor or in your HVAC closet creating havoc with your system, potentially causing it to shut down, water flow to slow down, or in more extreme cases, causing water damage to your home.

AC unit drain line overflow will damp many parts of your home creating conditions that are ripe for the development of mold and algae. As these organisms develop, they can contaminate your indoor air, which can lead to health problems. They can also damage your AC equipment and contribute to condensate drain clogs.

Problems Caused By an AC Unit Drain Overflow

Why Choose Romexterra Construction Fire and Water Damage Restoration?

Romexterra Construction Fire and Water Damage Restoration has been providing fire and water damage restoration to customers in Chicagoland and its surrounding areas for 15 years. We take pride in the transformations we make in every home and plan to continue providing such dependable services for years to come.

We offer- structural drying, water damage restoration services, appliance leak clean-up, and water extraction. At the first sign of a burst, call us at 312-313-2426 and we will dispatch a team at your service in Arlington Heights, Manhattan, Batavia, Maywood, and other parts of Greater Chicagoland.

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