AC Fast Facts
It’s summer in the South. We all know what that means. This time of year, our Florida and Alabama property managers are inundated with the same question: Why is my AC leaking water inside my home? The truth is, there could be multiple reasons, but the first step to reconciling this situation is to TURN YOUR AC OFF to prevent any further damage. Now that that is done, here’s a list of reasons as to why your AC is leaking:
(1) Clogged Drain – a clogged drain line is usually the most common reason for a leak. If the drain line gets clogged with dust, dirt or mold, water backed up will make its way towards the inside of your home. There are multiple ways to unclog your AC drain outlined in more specifically in your tenant handbook.
(2) Damaged/Rusted Drain – if the home you are renting has an older unit (12 – 15 years) the drain pan may be damaged or rusted so water falls straight through. Long story short, you’ll need to replace the pan.
(3) Dirty Air Filter – a dirty filter blocks air flow over the evaporator coil, one of the many reasons, Southern recommends you check and change your air filter every 1 – 3 months.
Still have questions? Submit any maintenance requests through your online tenant portal and we’ll have a maintenance member reach out to you directly.