Madison, Jackson, Canton, Rankin, Ridgeland, Pearl, Florence, Richland, Byram.
I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and
says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Home Inspectors serving, Brandon, Mississippi,
and Hinds County.
Madison, Jackson, Canton, Ridgeland, Pearl, Florence, Richland, Byram.
and time again I find dirty and missing air filters. This is
the most simple maintenance item yet the one most neglected.
You should know this causes premature cooling unit failure and
costly repairs, not to mention the health considerations. Shown
in this photo: A Wise Inspector Scott Adcock
see the streak on the brick just below that short white pipe
at the left hand side of this photo. This is a dead give away
that the primary condensation line has stopped up and the back
up pan is full of water, rusting and leaking. See the photo
below to see the rest of the story.
pipe shown in this photo is connecting the outdoor cooling
unit to the inside portion of the cooling unit. This pipe gets
very cold when the unit is cooling. This section will drip
constantly on a hot day with the cooling unit running. Notice
a water stain on the ceiling? This may be the culprit. A minor
repair to insulate this pipe is recommended.
can clearly see the back up overflow pan is full of water and
rusting. This has been this way for a year or so. Left
undetected the next stage of failure is really bad news. This
rusty water mixture overflows the pan and floods the house.
Many times a simple cleaning of the primary condensation line
( Shown top white pipe in this photo. ) will prevent overflow
is also a common condition with older homes, however if a new
installation is not set up correctly you can often have
leakage the first good hot summer.
photos are provided by Scott Adcock, A Wise Inspector, from actual
home inspections preformed over many years.