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Have Water In Your Air Ducts? Here’s What To Do

Published by 911 Restoration New Orleans on September 22, 2022 in category: Blog

You can make your air cleaner by keeping your AC system clean and free from water and debris. A few simple maintenance steps can help reduce the decay of your air vents. This will ensure everyone is safe and allow you to breathe cleaner, more healthy air. Air duct maintenance is all about preventing moisture from entering the ducts. This is where you need to address condensation on your AC vent or standing water in the air ducts.

 

Why is there water in my air vents?
A problem can be water buildup in your air ducts. This can cause mold, bacteria, or fungi growth, which could lead to health problems. It’s quite common for moisture buildup in air ducts. Your HVAC system or other elements, such as leaky pipes or leaks in your roof, can cause this.

Condensation near cooling coils has been shown to cause moisture in ducts. Research has confirmed this. When the HVAC system’s temperature drops below the ambient air, condensation occurs naturally. If they work as designed, advanced systems can remove moisture from the ductwork. Poorly maintained HVAC systems and poorly installed systems can lead to condensation at the vents.

 

How do I stop water from getting into my air ducts?
It is crucial to learn how to manage problems in your air ducts. It’s always a good idea for you to contact a team of water restoration professionals. These are some suggestions to help you solve your problems.


Water damage and water leakage should be addressed immediately. While cooling coils remove water from the atmosphere, drain pans retain moisture. Both drain pans as well as coils should be checked regularly. If there is standing water in your drain pans, it means that the pan may not be working correctly. Keep your drain pan clean of any mineral or debris that might hinder its ability to drain and allow water to flow out your vents. This will prevent any sudden or accidental damage, such as a burst pipe.

 

Water collection in AC ducts
Seal the area where the air duct system is located, such as crawl spaces or attics, that is not cooling. This prevents water from accumulating in AC ducts. This insulation lowers the temperature between the air in the ducts and the air surrounding it, which prevents humid air condensing on the work. Insulation will lower humidity levels and stop water from building up. This insulation prevents condensation from building up and maintains air ducts’ functionality.

It is important that the cooling system fits perfectly. If you are replacing your heating or cooling system, make sure it matches your home. A bigger air conditioner system will likely turn on and off more often, which can decrease its ability to extract water.
You will be charged a lot more for electricity if your system is not large enough. If your system is too small, it will be very difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature or heat/ac cycles for long periods of time. You can save money long-term by investing in a well-designed heating and air system.

 

What happens to my vents if water enters them?
Your air ducts are your home’s veins. They move cool and humid air from one location to the next. If there is water buildup in the ac unit, indoor air quality can be seriously affected. It is possible to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by taking steps to prevent water accumulation in ducts. This will make your home more comfortable and safer.

 

How can you get water from air vents?
If you find water in a vent, it is important that you check all your other boots and vents. You should check all vents for water sources if one vent is causing you problems. It is also worth noting the location of the vent. To determine if water is moving around the vent, keep an eye on it. To help remove water from your vents, you can contact a water damage restoration specialist.

 

Why is my air conditioner leaking?
The sound of water dripping from your indoor air conditioner unit could be a repeated sound. This could be an indication that the condensation is not draining properly.

 

Are you looking for an air duct cleaning service or repair?
Your home’s air-ducts are your veins. They move heat and cool air from one location to the next. Indoor air quality and safety can be seriously affected by water buildup in your home’s air ducts. 911 Restoration of New Orleans is available for additional assistance.

You can get professional help dealing with mold remediation and water damage restoration in New Orleans 24/7/365 at (504) 457-7929. Our team can reach homes and businesses around Baton Rouge, Metairie, Hammond and the Laplace area within 45 minutes of an emergency call. Technicians can provide a free visual mold inspection for property owners only once they arrive.

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