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Steps to Minimize Water Damage

Ever had one of those days in San Antonio where you just can’t beat the heat? You step inside, hoping for a blast of cool air, and what do you find? 

Your air conditioning system has turned traitor, dripping and creating a puddle right in the middle of your living room. Suddenly, you’re not just battling the Texas heat but also an impromptu indoor pool from an air conditioner leak. 

We all know that preventing water damage is crucial in our city, where the weather is notoriously unpredictable. 

This guide, brought to you by Complete Flood Restoration, is your toolkit for coping and conquering these watery woes.

Recognizing Early Signs of AC Leaking Water Inside

Remember last July when we hit record temps?

No one wants to come home after a long day in that heat only to be greeted by a humid, muggy atmosphere inside. 

Even worse than the wet blanket of air is the tell-tale drip-drip-drip-drip, leading straight to an unwelcome puddle by the AC unit. 

If your space suddenly feels more like Houston’s humidity than San Antonio’s dry heat, or you hear odd sounds like water tapping against the floor, it’s time to play detective. 

Watch for:

  • damp carpets
  • out-of-place puddles
  • or deceptive water stains on ceilings and walls. 

If your usually trusty air conditioning system starts humming a little louder than usual, or if you notice frozen evaporator coils, which can result in an air conditioner leaking situation, it’s a big red flag waving at you.

The Immediate Actions to Take for an Air Conditioner Leaking Water Inside

When you discover your air conditioner leaking water, don’t just stand there bewildered; these moments call for quick reflexes and immediate action.

First off, find where the water is coming from and lay down towels, use buckets, or anything that can hold water to catch the drips. It might seem trivial, but this quick thinking can save your floors and walls from becoming a renovation project. 

Now, scoot your furniture, electronics, and anything else valuable out of the splash zone. Clean up any belongings you want protected from potential water damage. 

Let’s keep our homes dry and our spirits high, even when our AC units have other plans!

The Importance of Turning Off Your AC System

Just catch your air conditioning leaking? Hit the brakes on your AC system faster than a Friday traffic jam on the 410. 

First thing first: power down your AC at the thermostat

Turning off your AC at the thermostat is the fastest way to stop the unit from operating and prevent further water leakage. This action stops the unit from pulling in more air and cycling more water through the system, which can exacerbate the leak. It’s a simple step, but it’s your first line of defense in preventing additional water from compounding the problem and making the situation worse.

After you’ve turned off the thermostat, go to your breaker box and cut the power to your AC unit.

Completely disconnecting power ensures no electrical current flows to the unit, which can be crucial if water has infiltrated electrical areas.

Turning off the power helps prevent potential electrical fires and guarantees a safe environment for the technician’s inspection. While this may seem like overkill, it’s a reasonable precaution for both safety and preventing further damage. 

Seeking Professional Help From Complete Flood Restoration

Let’s face it: dealing with a leaky air conditioning unit is as frustrating as finding a parking spot at H-E-B on a Saturday morning. That’s where Complete Flood Restoration comes in. Don’t shoulder the burden alone—our team is ready to jump into action. 

We have the tools and expertise to pump the water, dry out your home, and set things right. We’ll assess the damage, put together a plan customized just for your home, and work to restore peace and comfort. 

Count on us to save the day—or at least your living room.

Preventative Measures to Avoid Future AC Leaks

Preventing future leaks is like keeping up with your car maintenance; ignore it, and you could end up stranded on the side of the I-35 in peak heat. 

Schedule regular AC check-ups at least twice a year—think of it as your home’s version of an oil change. Regular inspections can help prevent air conditioner leaks, ensuring that small issues like a dirty air filter or a clogged condensate drain don’t turn into larger headaches.

Your air conditioning service will conduct a thorough exam, including inspecting the condensate drain line for clogged drain issues, ensuring the condensate drain pan isn’t damaged, and verifying that the condensate pump isn’t broken.

These steps aren’t just busywork; they’re your best defense against future leaks. Just like we prepare for April showers and October rodeos, getting ahead of AC issues keeps you cool and stress-free all year long.

Navigating Insurance Considerations for Water Damage in Homes

Ever tried reading through your homeowner’s insurance policy? Start by getting a handle on what your policy actually covers when it comes to water damage. Are AC leaks included? What about the deductible? Being prepared can make all the difference. 

If disaster strikes, grab your camera or phone and start documenting everything: snap photos of the damage and save all repair receipts. This will help you navigate your insurance policy for air conditioning service and water damage claims. Be detailed in documenting everything to prevent water damage liabilities.

Spare yourself the headache that insurance can often bring by going into the claims process prepared. After all, you want to make sure you can claim all the benefits you’ve been paying for.

For guidance on filing an insurance claim in Texas after water damage, check out the helpful guide on the Texas Department of Insurance website.

Leveraging Local Expertise for Effective Water Damage Restoration

At Complete Flood Restoration, we’re well-versed in the quirks of local weather patterns that often lead to air conditioning leaking situations, ready to handle everything from a leaky air conditioning unit to a full-scale flood restoration.

 Our team isn’t just fixing buildings; we’re looking out for our neighbors, ensuring that every restored home is a victory against our unpredictable Texas weather. With us, you’re not just getting repairs; you’re getting a partner who’s as committed to this city as you are.


Dealing with a leaky AC is no walk-in Brackenridge Park, but it doesn’t have to ruin your day. You can shield your home from severe damage by taking swift action, reaching out to the pros, and keeping up with regular maintenance. At Complete Flood Restoration, we’re ready to step in before you can say, “Remember the Alamo.” 

Keep our number close at hand and remember: when water tries to rain on your parade, Complete Flood Restoration is just a phone call away—eager to help you dry out and move ahead. So let’s keep our spirits high and our floors dry, San Antonio.

Don’t wait for the next downpour to overwhelm your day—call us now or visit our website to schedule your maintenance check-up or consult about any water concerns.

 Let Complete Flood Restoration be your first line of defense against water damage, ensuring peace of mind regardless of weather. Act now and protect your home—the Complete Flood Restoration team is here to help every step of the way.