If your home has been impacted by flooding, chances are your heating equipment has been impacted too. hot water system, boilers, and furnaces are important appliances to have checked after a flood. However, you can turn your disaster into a great opportunity!
Just when we thought the rain had passed, it turns around and hammers us again. And climate authorities in Boston, Mass. don’t suspect that we’ve seen the end. With the climate rapidly changing, it is suspected that flooding will only increase as the years advance. So where does that leave us? With a lot of water damage!
While people are throwing their saturated sofas and waterlogged wood to the curb, some smart people are calling to get their water heaters, furnaces, and boilers repaired. Furnaces and boilers are especially susceptible to water damage for two reasons: often located in basements and crawl spaces, these appliances are simply more likely to be affected by flood waters. Also, because they have complicated electric and gas valves/controls water can create major issues. Even if the system looks unaffected by water damage, it is vital to have a professional verify that it is in good condition. Often times, corrosion can build up on the valves and controls, which can be hazardous to your furnace and your family. A furnace or boiler with corrosion problems will not run properly, leading to major reliability issues. If the problem is left unchecked, it could even catch fire or explode! If your house has experienced … Read More . . .