As temperatures begin to soar and the warmest days of the year are just ahead, a San Diego Flood Restoration company warns that this is a good time to protect one’s home from water damage by checking for air conditioner floods.
Air Conditioner Floods: What Your San Diego Water Damage Specialist Has to Say
“Air conditioner floods or leak is much more common than someone might think” says Joe Colombo, owner of Gold Coast Flood Restorations. “Condensation leaks can create a lot of water damage, this is because they often go unnoticed. Many leaks are hidden by walls or they are in low traffic areas, and frequently the leak is not spotted until somebody sees a visible spot on the walls or feels a wet spot on the carpet.”
The elevated humidity and dark space around the condensation lines may also make them prone to mold growth. As the mold grows, it gets distributed through the air conditioning unit or HVAC system to the remainder of the home. Mold growth within the home can be very devastating. If left unchecked, mold can cause major structural damage to a home as well as be a health hazard.
There are two kinds of black mold, or “toxic mold”, Stachybotrys and Memmoniella, that present a very significant risk to people’s health and wellness. These types of molds have a black and slimy appearance. They can flourish from where water has already saturated into wood, rugs and carpets, furnishings or other building materials. It is essential to have any type of black mold, that is found in the home, tested to establish what level of danger it may present. Inhaling or handling black mold can come with some really considerable health consequences.
“It is important that when one sees or smells mold, that they call a professional mold remediation company right away. Certainly there are many circumstances when ‘doing-it-yourself’ can be good for maintaining your health and home. Removing mold yourself … is not one of those times,” according to Colombo.
Anytime one spots any water coming out from the air-conditioning system, one must never ever presume that the system is running properly. Many times, the leaking water from the system will show that some part inside the air-conditioning unit has malfunctioned.
The most important thing one can do to prevent an air conditioning condensation line leak is to inspect it regularly, especially during high usage. Even a very small sign of condensation could signal a much larger problem.
Should they find an air conditioner floods, a water leak or the presence of mold in your home, contact the professionals at Gold Coast Flood Restorations. Click Here. They have been servicing San Diego and the surrounding area for over 25 years, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Please call the Gold Coast Flood Restorations hotline for water damage repairs at 888-373-9243 to schedule a knowledgeable technician to come evaluate the damage to the home.