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When Your Window Air Conditioning Unit Causes Water Damage in Your Arlington Home

7/5/2019 (Permalink)

Window units can leak, bringing moisture into your walls. Inspect your unit often for signs of water damage.

What You Can Do When Your Window Air Conditioner Causes Water Damage to Your Arlington Home

Window air conditioners may be very convenient during the hot and humid summer months in Florida, but they can also cause water damage. In the case of your home, your window air conditioner had been leaking, unnoticed, for a few days, damaging the sill that it sits on. The thing that tipped you off to the leak was finding a mysterious puddle of water on the floor below the sill one morning when the leak had been particularly bad.  

To combat the water damage in your Arlington house, reach out for professional help as soon as possible. While you wait for help to arrive, it is wise to unplug the air conditioning unit. Additionally, you can even get the remediation started by cleaning up the standing water in front of the A/C unit. Getting the puddle of water off of the floor as soon as possible lessens the chance that it can penetrate the hardwood floor and cause water damage.  

When SERVPRO receives your call, we always quickly gather a team and then head to your home as promptly as we can. Our vans are full of advanced technology designed to remediate water damage. Our technicians never arrive at a job underprepared for the damage in your home.  

SERVPRO can get to work immediately once inside by removing the air conditioning unit from your window. We can then get a better idea of how much of the sill has been damaged, along with the wall beneath it. Our technicians can use moisture meters to determine the moisture level in the house, as well as thermal imaging cameras to look for pockets of moisture in the wall. Once informed, our technicians can create a drying plan for your living room.  

SERVPRO can feed a small air blasting tube into your wall after drilling a hole, allowing hot and dry air to fill up the cavity inside of the wall. We can also set up dehumidifiers, heaters, and air movers on the outside of the wall, to hit both sides with dry air and to direct air to the water damaged sill as well. Our overall goal is to remove all of the excess moisture in your living room and to return it to its preloss state.  

When an appliance causes water damage, act immediately. Get in touch with SERVPRO of Arlington by dialing (904) 721-2230. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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