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What Causes Air Conditioning Leaks in Southampton, PA?

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June 17, 2016

Just the mere mention of air conditioning leaks in Southampton, PA can conjure up thoughts of irreparable water damage and seemingly countless puddles of floor around your home. And to be honest, air conditioning leaks are fearful for a good reason. Water damage restoration can be costly and when water soon starts puddling up in your home, it can prove to be a huge safety hazard. Not to mention, the leaks may soon start causing your air conditioning to falter and prevent you from getting the cool air possible.

In an event like this, you need to call Central Plumbing. Our team can help clean up all that excess condensation and prevent your system from leaking any further. Even the smallest areas of your air conditioning will be inspected under the close, watchful eye of our technicians. Make no mistake, leaks need to be repaired quickly, and our team of technicians will make repairs as soon as possible. With the official start of summer just days away, you need to call us to get rid of any existing leaks so you can enjoy uninterrupted cool air all season long.

Air Conditioning Leaks in Southampton, PA: How Does It Happen?

The key to getting fast service, and preventing leaks in the future, is knowing how leaks occur in the first place. An air conditioning leak can occur if:

  1. Drain Lines are Clogged or Damaged: Drain lines in your air conditioning will become clogged if they are filled with dirt, debris, or algae. While arguably the most common cause of a leak in your system, it needs to be fixed immediately before it results in any more water damage. The drain line may also be blocked due to physical damage and may need to be replaced.
  2. Your Evaporator Coils are Frozen: Frozen evaporator coils are either due to dirty air filters or low refrigerant levels. Since air filter and low refrigerant levels cause the temperature of your air conditioner to drop, it allows for the coils to freeze quite easily. When the ice begins to melt, leaks from the system will follow soon after.
  3. Improper Installation: Your air conditioning leaks may just come down to your system not being properly installed. An improperly installed condensate trap will stop the condensate lines from draining, leading to water building up in the drain pan and leaking out of the system.

Contact Central Plumbing today if you are experiencing air conditioning leaks in Southampton, PA. Our team get repairs done before the dog days of summer arrive!

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