We recently were called into a home that had water damage from a leaky AC unit. His carpet had been saturated with water for some time due to the AC unit and we were called in to help. The damage was so significant that we had to tear out the carpet to prevent mold from growing more than it already had.
Condensation around an AC unit is normal, but if there is so much water dripping from the unit that your carpet is wet, you have a problem.
Identify The Problem
Your first need to identify what is causing the leak. AC units can leak due to many different causes but the most common are clogged drain tubes, ice on the coils, or improper window unit installation.
Depending on which problem you have you may be able to fix it on your own or you may need to call in a professional to fix it. If you are unsure of the cause, call in a professional to take a look at your unit to figure out what steps you need to take to fix your problem. We work with reputable HVAC companies and can refer you to someone licensed and trained, who will help you.
Solving The Problem
The water damage may not be wide spread, but it can still lead to mold. If your carpet is just damp you may be able to place some fans in the room to dry the area.
After you have identified what was causing your AC unit to leak and you have fixed that problem, you need to start looking at your carpets.
Maybe you caught the leak right away and there wasn’t enough water to do any damage. If that’s the case, you are lucky. If you didn’t notice the leak until your carpets were soaked, you may have a big problem on your hand.
However, if your carpet had been saturated for some time, the water could have seeped down into the pad which would require professional help to dry the area properly and avoid mold growth.
Call The Flood Medix for help on this job. We will be able to identify the severity of the damage and help you to take the next steps. We will walk you through the whole process and we will even work with your insurance. Give us a call at 770-361-6180.