How to Repair Your HVAC System After a Flood
When you live along the coast, the potential for flooding is very real during hurricane season. And once those flood waters recede, it’s time to start the recovery process. While many usually think about things such as the floors, furniture, and drywall first, HVAC systems will also need some attention.
Call an Electrician
Before anything else, you’ll want to have a licensed electrician inspect the property and confirm that it is safe to reenter the house. The electrician will evaluate the situation and turn off the electricity if necessary. Standing water can be a real risk for electrocution—so it’s best not to risk it.
Schedule an HVAC Inspection
Once you have the green light, if you suspect there might be some issues with your HVAC, you should first shut off the system at the breaker box. Then you should give the Air Hawk team a call and we will come out to evaluate the situation to determine what measures need to be taken to get you back up and running.
Check For Mold
Mold poses a real health risk so before you start running your HVAC system after a flood, be sure to have the house checked for mold. Surfaces such as waterlogged drywall and HVAC filters can be breeding grounds for mold.
If you’re recovering from a flood, give us a call at (813) 929-4295 or request an appointment online. We are here to ensure that your HVAC system is in working order and that you and your family are not inhaling potential harmful debris.