Posted By jgoodman on September 2, 2022
With the hot weather and increased usage of air conditioning (AC), many residents are discovering problems with their AC system. The most common problem that is occurring is clogged drainage of the air conditioning unit.
The primary drain is connected to the p-trap under the bathroom sink. In most cases the bathroom sink, or AC drian line is clogged and does not allow the AC unit to drain properly.
The secondary drain is a pipe stub over the bathroom sink or on the inside of the bathroom door protruding from the ceiling. When either drain is clogged it can cause a condensation drip/leak.
The drip can easily be misidentified as a leak coming from the unit above you. If you experience this drip you can identify if it is the AC unit causing it by turning off the AC, waiting for 40 minutes and the drip should stop.
If your AC unit needs serviced, contact a qualified HVAC vendor. It is possible that the vendor would ask for roof access to inspect your HVAC unit. Management can coordinate access to the roof for vendors Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 3:30 pm.
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