With the warmer months quickly approaching, it’s important to make sure your air conditioning system is in top condition. While checking your air filter and inspecting your unit are important steps, don’t forget about your condensate drains. That’s why the plumbing tech tip for April is to check on your condensate drains to make sure everything is flowing properly before turning on your air conditioning system.
Condensate drains are responsible for removing the excess moisture produced by your AC system. Over time, these drains can become clogged with dirt, debris, and algae, causing water to back up and potentially damage your system. To prevent this from happening, it’s important to check your condensate drains regularly.
Start by locating your condensate drain line. It’s typically a PVC pipe that runs from your indoor unit to the outside of your home. Next, remove the cap on the end of the pipe and inspect it for any blockages. If you see any buildup, use a wet/dry vacuum to remove it. You can also use a mixture of vinegar and water to clean the drain line and prevent future clogs.
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If you’re unsure how to check your condensate drains or need professional assistance, contact us at Public Service Plumbers today. We’re here to help keep your AC system running smoothly all summer long!
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