Have a Leak Damaging Your Ceiling? It May Be Your HVAC

In a busy life, you tend to ignore the little things. Like that spot on the ceiling that’s changed color over the years.

But now that you’ve been staying in place for weeks, those little things are becoming nagging realities.

  • How long has that spot been there?
  • Is it growing in size?
  • Does it seem to change colors from time to time?
  • What can it be?

Have a Leak Damaging Your Ceiling? It May Be Your HVACWater is constantly in motion. It doesn’t need a lot of space to seep through and continue on its journey. If you notice a spot, and it grows or changes, that’s a good indicator that you have a problem somewhere in your home. It’s not always right by the problem area itself.

Let’s say you have a problem with your roof. A tile is loose, and it allows water to seep underneath. That water can travel down into your attic, create a trail along the drywall, soak insulation, and eventually puddle enough to impact the drywall of your upper floor. Only then does it seep through enough to start being visible to you.

It can happen in any room - kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and basement are all good starting points for water.

It can be from many causes - an appliance like your dishwasher or clothes washer, your water heater, or your HVAC equipment.

Yes, your HVAC equipment can be the starting point of a leak. A clogged condensation drain line in your air conditioner is one of the most common leaking points. If the drain line is filled with dust, dirt, sludge, or even mold, the water backs up. And depending on where your HVAC equipment resides, it can start penetrating different places in your home.

And whenever mold is involved, it can impact your family’s health.

Take a look at that spot on the ceiling again. Before the problem gets any worse, maybe now is the time to do something about it. Call in one of our technicians, and let us help you get to the root of the problem.

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