No one wants to think about the unfortunate events that could affect their home, including floods. But, if you don’t prepare for these kinds of things, and don’t know how they can impact your HVAC system, you won’t be able to protect yourself. To make the best of a bad situation, like a flood from a broken water tank or a natural disaster, you need to know how a flood can affect your HVAC system.
When you know a flood is coming, or your home is starting to flood, it is best practice to turn off your HVAC system to prevent damage to its electrical components and danger to you. Even after the water is gone, you should not turn your HVAC equipment back on until a professional has had a chance to inspect the equipment and make sure it is safe to turn on. We know it’s a hassle to wait, but it can keep your equipment from further damage, as well as keep you safe.
In an emergency, call the experts at Appleby Systems!
Your furnace, air conditioner, humidifier, and other HVAC equipment were not designed to handle submersion in water. Here are a few different parts that may be negatively impacted if your system is flooded:
Your HVAC professional will inspect your equipment, clean and sanitize it, and then let you know if there are any parts which need to be replaced or repaired. They will also confirm if and when your system is ready to be safely turned back on again.
HVAC systems after flooding require the attention of a professional. The team at Appleby Systems will respond to your call quickly and make sure that your system is safe to run again. Contact our experts today.