Air Conditioner Water Leaks and Damage NC

Air conditioning works by removing the humidity from the air then running the dry air over chilled coils. It’s a great thing, especially if you live in some place where the days are long and hot.

Take, for instance, North Carolina’s Piedmont region. Growth here didn’t really take off until people could control their indoor climates. After the 1950s and 60s though, when air conditioning became established, populations soared across the state.

Yet despite the great benefits of air conditioning, like anything else, it does not come risk-free.

All the humidity that air conditioners extract has to go somewhere. You see pools of water underneath cars and streams of water coming from window units into the grass below.

But what about central air? The water has to go somewhere, right?

In some cases, your air handler may be in your attic, and if that’s so, then you need to pay special attention. Condensation or a leak there could destroy your ceiling – and damage everything below.

Just because you don’t have that situation though doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. Water can come from any number of sources.

A clogged drain line can cause a pan overflow. It can be clogged with dust, dirt, algae, and debris. This will also lead to mold, by the way.

A disconnected drain line can cause similar problems. This is typically done during an incorrect installation. If it’s on your ceiling, again, you could have very serious consequences.

A malfunctioning condensate pump can cause problems as well. Aside from leaking water, potentially catastrophically, it can also generate mold, which you really don’t want.

Other potential issues include clogged air filters, low refrigerant, cracked condensate pan, condensate buildup in un-insulated ductwork and a missing p-trap and air vent in the drain line. These can help prevent water backup.

Getting your house back together after a significant leak from your air conditioning unit may involve several things, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Working with your insurance company.
  • Removing your damaged possessions
  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Odor removal
  • Repair and restoration

If you live in Cary or Durham, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, we can help! We can get a crew to you quickly. We can help you with the insurance company. Aside from removing the water, we can assess any further structural damage and repair it quickly.

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Hot Water Heater Water Damage

If you are in Cary or a neighboring city such as Apex, Raleigh, or Durham and you have flood damage from a hot water heater free to give us a call at our 24-hour emergency hotline. We are locally owned and operated and we’re the flood damage experts. To see why else we’re the best choice, feel free to visit our detailed water damage and restoration page.

Hot water heaters are a modern blessing but like all devices, they eventually fail, and when a water heater fails, it’s a big deal.

Not only do the contents of your tank pour out, but the water keeps flowing into (and out of) it. Effectively you have a flood in your home or business with hundreds of gallons potentially damaging your floors, walls, and possessions.

Worse, since the heating elements are designed to either be submerged in the case of electric or covered safely in the case of gas burners, you also run the risk of fire, which means in the same day your house could flood and burn to the ground.

Talk about a double whammy.

The first thing is to cut off the power, whether gas or electric, but especially electric. You don’t want to have wet feet and be uncertain about electricity.

If it’s electric, go to your panel and flip the switch for the heater. If it’s gas, shut off the gas line to the heater. If you smell any gas, then open windows and doors and wait outside until it’s thoroughly ventilated.

As soon as it’s safe to do so, you should shut off the water to the heater.

Getting your house back may involve several things, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Working with your insurance company.
  • Removing your damaged possessions
  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Odor removal
  • Repair and restoration

If you live in Cary or Durham, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, we can help! We can get a crew to you quickly. We can help you with the insurance company. Aside from removing the water, we can assess any further structural damage and repair it quickly.

Ice Machine Water Damage and Restoration

If you are in Cary or a neighboring city such as Apex, Raleigh, Holly Springs, or Durham and you have water damage from an ice machine give us a call at our 24-hour emergency hotline. We are locally owned and operated and we’re the flood damage experts. To see why else we’re the best choice, feel free to visit our detailed water damage and restoration page. We have also licensed North Carolina general contractors and can handle your commercial job.

Ice machines are a wonderful convenience for a home and a necessity in many businesses including hotels, bars, restaurants, and hospitals.

As useful as they are, though, like all machines, they eventually fail: pumps fail, rubber ages, gaskets crack. And when something like that happens, the water to the ice machine doesn’t shut off. It keeps going and going and going…and if no one is there, you face a potential disaster.

Some machines can put out nearly 250 lbs. of ice in 24 hours – that’s a lot of water to spill out.

It’s not as bad if your floor is tiled like virtually all hospitals are. But on a wood floor, it’s a real problem, and if it’s a laminate floor, you’re going to be replacing it. The water will simply destroy the composite material underneath.

Depending on your situation, the water can wreck wood floors, soak the bottoms of walls, ruin electronics and leave the distinct potential for mold and mildew and the attendant problems they cause. Who needs that?

What Do I Do After An Ice Machine Flood?

Getting your house back may involve several things, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Working with your insurance company. Time is critical. You don’t need to spend much time on the phone, you need to clean up before the damage is irreversible. We can help you through this process and offer advice if you call us first.
  • Removing your damaged possessions
  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Odor removal
  • Repair and restoration

Water Damage and Restoration from Hurricane Joaquin in Central NC

The water damage from Hurrican Joaquin is pretty epic. Most of it is down in South Carolina. We service Raleigh, Cary, and surrounding areas.

We still have some damage here though.

Much of the damage is from fallen branches, trees, and some mild storm, water, or flooding damage.

The calls are already rolling in from the storm damage.

If you have damage to your home from Joaquin feel free to give us a call. We work on damage that requires a home insurance claim.

Also feel free to take a look at our pages which lay out our services in great detail: