After just a few years of service, galvanized condensate pans can start to corrode. This creates low spots in the pan causing water to pool, which accelerates the corrosion process, eventually causing the pan to leak. In the meantime, the standing water promotes biological growth, blocking the flow of water through the drain, resulting in pan overflows. Both scenarios, left unchecked, result in extensive water damage and repair.
Several ideas have been proposed to correct this problem. One idea is to use sloped condensate pans. Theoretically, this would cause the water to always flow into the drain. However, sloped pans are costly to manufacture and difficult to install. If improperly situated, they will cause pooling and corrosion near the drain. Another idea is to cover existing pans with an angled coating, causing it to act like a sloped pan, but these products are expensive, requiring specially trained contractors and extensive downtime.
To solve this problem, Controlled Release Technologies created Pancrete condensate pan resurfacer. After being applied, Pancrete provides the condensate pan with a perfectly flat, water-repellant surface that will not corrode. Additionally, Pancrete contains an anti-microbial preservative, which prohibits it from becoming a food source for microorganisms. But there is much more to Pancrete than this.
To be continued next week…………………
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Lynn Burkhart is the founder and president of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc. located in Shelby, North Carolina. More information about the company, and its products, can be found at http://www.cleanac.com and by calling (800) 766-9057.