Neglected maintenance results in flood

I could not believe all of the junk he vacuumed out of my ventilation system

I came home from work yesterday and saw water all over the floor in the hallway. I followed the stream of water into the laundry room. At first I thought that the washing machine that was leaking so I called plumber. The plumber came out and informed me that the water was coming from the air conditioner and that I should call an HVAC technician instead. I was starting to get a bit frustrated at this point but I called an HVAC company and they came out right away. I half expected the technician to tell me to call yet another type of worker but he owned the problem and got right to work to fix the problem. It turned out that my air conditioner’s condensation pipe had backed up. The pipe usually funnels water outside of the house. When it became clogged up, the water could no longer escape outside and was now dumping all over the laundry room. Lucky for me, it was an easy fix. The HVAC technician also changed my air filter and recommended a thorough vent cleaning and a few other maintenance things. I hesitated at first but then I couldn’t remember ever having had my HVAC unit serviced before. This lack of basic maintenance is what cause there to be water all over my floor. So I had the technician go ahead and really take care of my system while he was there. I could not believe all of the junk he vacuumed out of my ventilation system. The air just feels and smells cleaner now and there is no longer water all over the floor.

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