Why A “Dry Heat” Is Not Enough To Protect Your Henderson Home From Water Damage
As the summer heat builds, the landscapes dry out even more. Typically, we seldom receive any rain from March to December every year. But a lack of rain won’t protect your Henderson home from water damage this summer. In fact, calls to ERX for water damage due to burst pipes, leaking sinks, and overflowing toilets continue twelve months a year. And calls for ceiling leaks from clothes HVAC units are higher than ever.
When Air Conditioners Cause Water Damage
On a hot day, you might find a small puddle in the hallway near the HVAC closet, or come home to a collapsed ceiling if the unit is in the attic. Much of the time, a clogged condensate drain line backs up, overflows and sends water out beyond the drain pain. Other causes could be:
- Dirty condensate pump
- Clogged air filter
- Dirty evaporator coil
- Cracked drain pan
- Low refrigerant
- Condensation buildup within the ductwork
Without proper maintenance of your HVAC system, the evaporator coil will freeze up. When it defrosts, the liquid can build up and puddle around the area. If just a small amount of condensation was released, you might only need to replace some drywall. If more water is released into your cooling system’s main drain and emergency drain than they can handle, the overflow could cause extensive damage to your interior.
In either case, have the ERX technicians investigate further; additional damage hidden in the walls or floors often occurs around slow leaks like this.
Outdoor Water Spigots
This year is not expected to be any wetter than normal.
- Irrigation is restricted from May through September between the hours of 11 am to 7 pm.
- Residential and commercial landscape irrigation is restricted on Sunday and specified days of the week.
- Watering is allowed by hand regardless of your assigned watering days. Use a watering can/ container or positive shut-off nozzle on your water hose
- Residents may request an exemption allowing you to irrigate patched or reseeded turf.
Summer Vacation = “Disaster in Waiting”
Before you depart for your summer trip, inspect your home. Check all kitchen and bathroom pipes and sinks. Check the water heater for any cracks or rust. Make sure that windows and doors are properly sealed. Take action before you leave if you see damage to the roof, shingles, gutters, and downspouts.
Then check the appliances. Evaluate all the hoses for major household appliances: dishwashers, washing machines, refrigerators. You are looking for wear and abrasions that can lead to leaks. If you find suspicious lines, turn off the water to the house while you’re gone and replace them when you return.
Act Quickly For Mold Control
When your AC has a blocked drainage tube, the excess moisture from the leak can lead to mold if not repaired quickly. When you discover water damage, don’t put off calling ERX. Areas that have been damp for more than 48 hours can support mold growth. What’s worse is that prolonged water exposure can lead to structural damage to your building. ERX Emergency Restoration Experts speed drying time to reduce overall damage and the potential for mold growth.
When ERX restores your home, they will take all the necessary precautions to prevent spreading mold into other areas of your home. The techs will wear PPE as they monitor the work site for potential mold growth throughout the project.
Professional Water Damage Restoration In Henderson
ERX offers emergency support if you have had a disaster. Water damage cleanup experts can help with repairs, restoration, and any mold problems that arise. Their Las Vegas team will get to work with the latest technology to decrease drying time, reduce damage and get your life back to normal.
In the Henderson area, the water damage cleanup experts at ERX Emergency Restoration are available for 24-hour service at the emergency line.