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Date Published:

June 30, 2023


What Not To Do If Your AC Drain Line Is Clogged

The only thing we love in this scorching heat is our AC system. However, the puddle around your AC unit might not let it reciprocate your love with cool breezes. A clogged AC drain line can completely shut down your AC system. 

Luckily, our experts at Capital Plumbing and Heating Edmonton are there to take your love back on track. Here are a few things you should avoid if you are facing a clogged AC drain line.

Assuming the Cause

Though overflowing and smelly drain pans are common symptoms of clogged AC drain lines, there might be other possible reasons. So don’t assume the root cause of a problem yourself, and seek help from a local plumber.

Keeping the Power On

This is a most common yet deadly mistake that people make while carrying out repair work. Always unplug your AC or shut down the breaker. Otherwise, your search for cool waves might end up with shock waves.

Using Standard Vacuum

Your carpet vacuum is not a jack-of-all-trades, so don’t expect it to clean your clogged AC drain line. For clogged drains, use a wet or dry vacuum that takes on moisture if you don’t want a serious electrical injury.

Not Cleaning the Drain Line

Once you unclog the drain line, go the extra mile to clean the line using a cleaning solution, such as a mixture of vinegar and bleach. If you skip cleaning the line, you would end up again unclogging it in a few days.

Keeping Cleaning Solution for Long

Using a cleaning solution in the process doesn’t mean you should keep it overnight. Always use the correct ratio of bleach and vinegar, and do not let it sit in your drain line for too long. It would corrode the metal, making the issue worse.

Expert plumbers in Edmonton use a correct ratio of chemicals to clean the drain line.

Forgetting to Use Algaecide

Algae, mould, and mildew are major culprits of clogged condensate drain lines, so use a professional grade algaecide to prevent clogs in the future.

Take Away

A clogged AC drain line is a big nuisance. Let our expert plumbers in Capital Plumbing and Heating Edmonton fix the problem.

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