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Blair Heating & Air
Release Date: January 16, 2018
After a Flood, Take Precautions Before Starting Heating and Cooling Equipment
Palm Springs, CA After a flood, homeowners need to take several precautions before attempting to salvage or restart heating and cooling equipment.
"It’s important to remember not to immediately restart heating and cooling equipment after a flood because it can be dangerous and could cause further damage," said Shawn Blair, President of Blair Heating & Air in Palm Springs. "Water affects electrical equipment and machinery in several ways. For example, water will short-out electrical equipment if electricity is on when water reaches it. This is one of the many reasons why it’s best to have a qualified service technician inspect your heating and cooling equipment before it is started up after a flood."
Homeowners should not be too anxious to get things back to normal after a storm because improper maintenance and preparation can cause problems years later.
To ensure your safety and prevent further damage to equipment, you should take the following steps after a flood before power is reestablished in your neighborhood:
Homeowners should also be aware that the following factors will determine if their heating and cooling equipment is salvageable or needs to be replaced:
To find out more about protecting your heating and cooling equipment after a flood, call Blair Heating & Air at 760-537-1120. Blair Heating & Air was established in 2008 and services Entire Coachella Valley.
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