Summer Heat Can Lead To Water Damage Cleanup Services
July is the hottest month in Las Vegas, with an average high of 104-degrees and less than an inch of rain all the summer months. The humidity hovers around 24-percent; the surrounding desert gives the air that baking-in-an-oven feeling. With weeks of summer remaining, you probably won’t be exploring outside. If you are lucky, you can keep cool if you have a pool but the water parks and lazy rivers are mostly closed.
Water Damage Cleanup In Las Vegas
While visitors can soon enjoy the super air conditioned casinos, homeowners have to balance the heat and their electric bill. Plus, putting a strain on an overworked air conditioner unit can lead to a water leak in the drainage line or an overflowing drain pan. Air conditioners located in an attic can cause the most damage because water can leak throughout the entire home. Plus, not only can water damage the home structure, it can also ruin your things you have stored up there. Here are the most common reasons the structures in your Las Vegas home can fail:
Clogged Condensate 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. There are multiple unclogging methods, like using a wet/dry vac on the condensate line. This is just one way water damage cleanup can come in handy.
Broken Condensate Pump
Is your furnace and indoor AC unit installed in the basement or in a closet? If so then there is a condensate pump that pumps the water outside. But if the pump breaks, the water isn’t being pumped outside anymore. The moisture can back up and flood onto the walls, floors and basements. Being aware of this can ensure minimal cleanup.
Dirty Air Filter
A dirty air filter blocks airflow over the evaporator coil. When that happens, the evaporator coil gets too cold and freezes over. When it melts, it drips an excess amount of water that the pan may not be able to handle. Check your air filter to see if it’s dirty and change it if needed. You should be changing it every 1-3 months (depending on the season).
Consider Another Layer Of Safety
As a team that sees water damage in hundreds of Las Vegas homes, ERX suggests Installing a float switch on your air conditioner if it does not have one already. This switch will shut down the air conditioner in case it overflows with water.
Water damage can quickly become one of the most costly restoration projects if it is not addressed as soon as possible. Slow response to water damage can lead to structural damage, mold growth and damage, or loss of personal and business property including possessions, electronics and important paperwork.
Call the professionals such as ERX Emergency Restoration Experts as soon as you can after water damage has occurred. Use a restoration team with the latest technology to decrease drying time and reduce damage. A quality team will get to work as soon as possible to mitigate the damage to your property, enabling you to get back to work. Look for companies that specialize in water removal, mold control, sanitary sewage cleanup and restoration services.