What To Do If Your Air Conditioning System Experiences Flooding or Hail Damage 

While your AC system is created to withstand the elements, including rain and hail damage, sometimes you need to call your AC maintenance technician to inspect likely damage. If your air conditioning unit sits in standing water, due to a torrential downpour or other unexpected issues, it can cause significant damage to the moving parts and electrical pieces. The water usually has to reach about 15 inches in depth to affect your AC system, but if there has been any flooding whatsoever, call Stevenson Service Experts for a safety inspection immediately. 

If intense rainfall or flooding caused your air conditioning unit to sit in standing water, there are a few things we advise doing to avoid more damage or a dangerous environment: 

  • Deactivate all the electrical controls for your AC system. If you are not comfortable with this, you can call your air conditioning repair technician to help assist you with the process. 
  • Allow your air conditioning equipment to dry out. Get rid of any standing water if possible and safely clear any debris from the surrounding area. 
  • Do not turn on your air conditioning system until a professional AC inspection has been performed. Call Stevenson Service Experts and ensure your equipment will operate safely and effectively with a full air conditioning system safety inspection. 

NOTE: Do not cover your outdoor heating and cooling systems with a tarp. This may actually cause more problems, including not allowing the system to air out completely and remove moisture, potentially causing rust or other damage. 

In addition to rain, spring also brings hail storms, too. Annually thousands of commercial and residential air conditioning systems are in need of repair because of hail. While you can normally see obvious damage from the outside, you may not be able to see that the damage inside the AC system may be causing restricted air flow, hindering the performance of the system. Sometimes you can fix the AC unit more easily, by combing the fins or replacing the coil, but an insurance company’s claim breakdown showed that around one out of ten of AC systems damaged by hail had to be entirely replaced. 

Intense winds tend to accompany storms and while your air conditioner probably won’t get wind damage, other things picked up by the wind, like bushes, grills, or children’s outdoor toys, can be thrown, damaging your system. 

For a full AC inspection and safety check, call Stevenson Service Experts today and we’ll make sure your AC system is working safely and efficiently. Help keep your loved ones safe during storm season and make sure to follow these guidelines if your city is under a serious storm warning. 

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