It’s 7:15 on a Tuesday morning and you’re hurrying to get the kids in the car and off to school.
On the way out the door, one of them says “Daddy look, there’s a brown spot on the ceiling!”
Not good. But at least you caught it before the water dripped on your carpet for an entire day…
Your next calls will be to us to fix the AC, then a painter to repaint your ceiling because you can’t just touch up one spot of 10 year old white paint.
Scratch a few hundred bucks plus the aggravation of repainting so add in lost work time.
The culprit: a clogged drain in your AC system.
The worst part? You could have prevented this for $89!
What is a Drain Clog?
When cold air hits warm air, AC systems produce moisture. That moisture has to go somewhere. It exits your system using gravity via pipes that lead it safely out of the house.
But when dust and debris gets into those drains (and it WILL) the water starts to spill out into your attic, through the insulation and into your home.
How Can I Prevent This from Happening?
If your AC system is more than a few years old and you’ve never had this checked, it’s only a matter of time.
The good news is that it’s an easy fix.
We install a float switch which will turn off the unit if the collection pan starts to overflow. Once the system shuts off, that’s the cue to drain the pan and clean out the clog.
No water stains on the ceiling. No soggy carpet.
The best part? This little float switch costs a whopping $89 to install.
The best $89 you’ll ever spend.