While your AC system is made to resist the weather, as well as precipitation and hail injury, it is not made to be submerged under water for extended periods of time. If your air conditioner has been sitting in standing water, call EnviroMax Service Inc. immediately so we can help to begin the process to provide some relief. If your AC unit has been submerged or partially submerged in standing water, it will cause severe problems to the moving elements and electrical parts. The water must reach a few feet to have a damaging effect, but we recommend having a certified HVAC technician inspect your AC unit immediately to help make that assessment.

Please follow these instructions to help you avoid severe injury or cause further damage to your AC unit.

  1. Start by deactivating all electrical controls to your AC System. If you are unsure or not comfortable doing this, don’t worry, we will send out a technician to come out and take care of it for you. Additional damage can be done to your air conditioner the longer there is power flowing into the system.
  2. Allow your air conditioner to dry out if possible. Try to get rid of any standing water, and carefully clear any debris on and around your AC system. If your air conditioner is filled with debris from the floodwaters, it could hurt its ability to function.
  3. Leave your AC system off until an EnviroMax Service professional can come perform a full-service AC inspection. We will ensure that your AC system and equipment will operate safely and effectively.
  4. Consider how long your air conditioner was underwater. The greater the amount of time it was affected by floodwaters, the bigger the chance that there is greater damage.


If heavy rain or flooding has hit your home, give EnviroMax Service Inc. a call at (713) 466-7555. Our experts will help with your AC repair, getting you and your home back to normal.