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How Floods Affect Home Heating Systems

Posted: March 22, 2021

flood heating repair maineFlood damage can be devastating, from the cost involved in cleanup, to the loss of belongings with sentimental value, to the damage and mold that will affect your home, both structurally and in terms of your comfort and safety.

What Happens To A Furnace Or Boiler When It Floods?

When a furnace, water heater or boiler falls victim to a flood, it could be nearly impossible for you to assess whether it can be repaired, without the help of a trained professional. Please let us know right away if your system has suffered flood damage so we can perform an inspection and assess the proper next steps.

After being affected by water damage, your system might just need a thorough cleaning. However, it may also need to be fully dried out and disinfected by a heating technician, in order to prevent bacteria and mold from growing. In addition, delicate parts including safety controls, gas valves, air circulation parts and ignition systems could be compromised by water damage, which will put your safety at risk.

Finally, the risk of a rusting heat exchanger is very real and dangerous. This is a hazard that could result in dangerous exhaust making its way into the living space in your home. To fully ensure that this does not happen, we urge you to reach out to us so our team of reliable technicians can check your system.

Your Safety Is Our Priority.

After a flood, please have a professional inspect your Central Maine furnace, boiler or water heater. Perhaps it needs a thorough cleaning. It may need a repair. And in some cases it may need to be replaced entirely. No matter what, we are here to help.

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Contact Murray-Heutz today if you suspect an issue with any of the systems we service or sell. We are here to help you with your furnace, boiler or water heater.