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Water Damage And Your Commercial HVAC System

2/5/2020 (Permalink)

A water leak or flood is any business owner’s worst nightmare. Many owners of commercial properties often forget that they are responsible for the maintenance and repairs of on-property pipes and appliances. This often contributes to a lack of preventative maintenance on the owner’s part, such as detection of leaks and other precursors to water damage.

Commercial water damage in Paradise Valley is distressful when it means closing down business, even for a day. From leaks to more extensive water damage, you can be confident that SERVPRO is here to help you during your water event.

What Causes Commercial HVAC SystemsTo Leak

Leaking of the heating and air conditioning unit in your commercial structure can be prevented or resolved about 80% of the time by performing maintenance before the real damage occurs. Here is a listing of the reasons why your commercial AC unit leaks.

First, your air conditioning (HVAC) system may be draining because your drain line is backing up. Dirt can clog up the line, and the water has nowhere to go but into the pan. This causes the drain pan to overflow into your structure, such as the wall or ceiling, depending on where your HVAC indoor system is located. You can prevent this from occurring with regular maintenance. Have a professional blow out the drain line so that dirt does not accumulate.

Another reason for leaking is your HVAC system may be low on refrigerant charge. Often, an AC unit will start to freeze up when running because it is low on refrigerant. The pipe to the refrigerant may ice over or be extremely cool to the touch, even on the hottest days in Paradise Valley. Once this ice begins to melt, the water will drip onto the ceiling. If this repeatedly occurs over time, water can start seeping through your ceiling and require water damage  professionals such as SERVPRO to come and restore the damage.

Preventative maintenance is the key. It is not worth risking your place of business to ignore possible warning signs or neglect easily preventable issues.

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Contact SERVPRO of Paradise Valley (602) 341-6737. Our water damage specialists can get your business back on your feet, and your doors back open as soon as possible.