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Protect Your HVAC System From Flood Damage

Posted: March 22, 2021

flood safety massachusettsFrom cleanup costs, to personal and sentimental loss, to mold damage, to your home’s structure, to the off-putting smell you might have to deal with, flood damage is often nothing less than devastating.

Homd Flooding Precautions

What are the threats to a home heating system when a house floods?
It is often next to impossible to assess the repair potential on a water heater, boiler or furnace after a flood. To make sure you get the job done right, it’s important that you reach out to a trained professional. If your heating system has suffered damage from flooding, please let us know right away so we can have one of our reliable technicians complete and inspection. From there we can advise you on the next steps.

When a flood happens, what actually happens to home heating systems?
Some systems and floods make it out on the other side with nothing more than a thorough cleaning. Some, however, need to be completely dried out and disinfected. In these cases, a heating technician will take care of that, which will prevent any mold and bacteria from returning. When a system is flooded, delicate parts can also be compromised as water damage is a big threat and can put your safety at risk. These parts include gas valves, safety controls ignition systems, and air circulation parts.

Another serious risk is the possibility of your heat exchanger rusting.
A rusting heat exchanger is a potentially dangerous matter, and something to take very seriously. When a heat exchanger rusts, dangerous exhaust could make its way into your home’s living space. Our technicians can identify this issue when they check your system after flooding.

Staying Safe After A Flood

If your home floods, please let us know immediately so a professional technician can inspect your Massachusetts boiler, furnace, or water heater. It may need nothing more than a cleaning, and it may need a repair. It is possible it will need to be replaced. Whatever the case may be, we will be there for every step of the process.

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If you think your system has an issue, please contact us right away. We can help with any of the heating systems we service or sell.