Air conditioning is essential for the hot Texas weather. Most of us have had our AC serviced at one time or another. When the AC goes out, we tend to react pretty quickly. Fortunately, an AC failure doesn’t usually cause damage to the home. However, there is one area where AC and plumbing intersect which holds the potential of causing water damage. It is the AC condensate drain. It isn’t something most people pay much attention to until water starts dripping from the ceiling! Read on to discover everything you need to know about AC condensation and how to protect your home from water damage.
What causes water damage in homes? There are actually a number of things. You probably didn’t know that one of the top causes of catastrophic water damage in homes actually comes from the washing machine hoses. In fact, bursting washing machine hoses are responsible for approximately $150 million per year in flood damage in the United States. Read on to learn why this happens, and how to prevent it from happening in your home.