Little did I know, floods and water damage in the home can occur at the air conditioner

My technician thankfully found the problem with my condensate line during his last maintenance inspection.

My parents and I experienced something rather frightening in our home one afternoon about 20 years ago. The three of us were sitting quietly in the living room watching a random sitcom on TV right before bed. From what I remember, we had just finished dinner and it was the small period of downtime before I was expected in bed each night. I’ll never forget what I heard moments later—it started as the sound of wood creaking under pressure, but was magnified by 100 times and then was immediately followed by the sound of drywall exploding and a rush of water coming out from behind it. Every piece of affected drywall and wood was black and it smelled horrendous. The years since have done nothing to assuage me in regards to pipe leaks and plumbing concerns in my house. I have a plumber diligently inspect as much as he can visibly see at least twice a year. I spend a considerable chunk of money on just paying to have my vents and pipes snaked with a camera to check for cracks or breaks. But, little did I know, this entire time I was on the verge of a water leak in my HVAC air handler. My technician thankfully found the problem with my condensate line during his last maintenance inspection. He said I was a few days away from having water backup into the wall next to my air handler indoors, creating a miniature version of what I experienced with my family so many years ago. I was absolutely shocked that this was one additional area where I needed to focus my attention, and I had gone so many years completely ignorant to this fact. Although I was happy my technician found it, I nearly had a heart attack when he told me.

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