Pancrete has been around for over a decade. It’s used to stop corrosion and add years to the life of HVAC equipment. Pancrete is also used to refurbish and protect drains pans. Compliant with NFPA 90A, Pancrete provides a water repellant surface and uniform leveling in drain pans, which will prevent water buildup. Pancrete will also improve the structural integrity of drain pans because it seals existing leaks for good.
How to Fix a Leaking Drain Pan With Pancrete
Have a leaking A/C drain pain? The drain pan is located underneath the indoor air handler. This is what houses your evaporator coil. The drain pan is there to catch condensation which drips from your air conditioner.
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A leaking pan can cause a real mess. If this happens to you, follow these steps:
- Turn the air conditioner off.
- Take a look at the drain pan. See if there are any leaks.
- Use a wet-dry vacuum to clean the overflow pan so you can check the bottom and edges. You may need to use a flashlight to see cracks.
- If you do find leaks, you can fix them with Pancrete, since it is specifically designed for submersion.
- Apply a coating of Pancrete to the pan (specifically, to the cracks). The Pancrete will seal the leaks and form a uniform, water-repellent surface. This sealant will not only seal the leaks but will also deter water buildup and will prevent corrosion.
- Allow the Pancrete to dry and replace the pan.
Not only will the Pancrete fix your leaking A/C drain pan, but it will also help prevent damage that is often caused by the corroded portions of leaking pans. It contains a fungistatic that will resist microbials, so the surface will stay clean and mold-free. Pancrete limits downtime, too. In most cases, the job can be completed quickly, rather than over several days.
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With Pancrete, you’ll have fewer VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) in the air. These VOCs can pollute indoor air. Pancrete is a low odor, low VOC application. It has been engineered to give off less than 20 grams of VOCs per liter. Currently, the Federal standard limits for VOCs are 450 grams per liter.
And most importantly, this quick, no-muss fix is also low cost. You can fix your leaking drain pan economically while increasing the life span of your HVAC equipment. Pancrete costs a fraction of what you would pay for a new unit.
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After you apply Pancrete, the surface of the drain pan will be smooth, easily cleanable and leak-free!
For over 20 years, we have been helping people who are working on improving indoor air quality with Indoor Environmental Surveys and Ventilation Systems Cleaning by providing high quality workmanship with unparalleled customer service to both residential and commercial customers. Our staff of professionals are dedicated to serving your specific needs from the moment you contact us until the completion of your remediation project. Visit our website or contact us today for more information or to schedule your mold remediation consultation.