Help for Flooding Victims in the Kansas City Area
Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area
If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.
Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.
What should you do?
1. Do not start your HVAC unit!
Let’s think of safety first. The manufacturers of HVAC equipment recommend that you let a trained professional inspect your heating and cooling equipment that was affected by a flood.
2. Call a professional!
Climate Control Heating & Cooling cares about our community. We have been servicing our valued customers and neighbors in the area for twenty years. Let us help you by offering a free and complimentary System Inspection (for an AC or Furnace) to make sure that there are no issues.
There are quite a few things to consider when you have water damaged HVAC equipment. We will be able to let you know the best next steps. Please keep in mind the following info:
- The water level and how far the water submerged your property and/or home
- How long the equipment was under water
- Was the heater or AC unit turned on during the flood.
3. Should I repair it or replace it?
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (or AHRI) is a trade association of manufacturers of air conditioning, heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment that conducts research and creates standards for the industry. The AHRI advocates that inspection and replacement of damaged heating and cooling equipment and systems should be completed by qualified heating and cooling contractors. They also recommend the equipment be replaced and not repaired. More information can be found on the AHRI site here.
Once again, we want to prioritize your family’s safety. Replacing your flooded equipment would be best, however, we will let you know if we can repair your heating, cooling and water heater systems too.
4. Getting help with paying for repairs or replacement
We realize that you may face very expensive home repairs after a flood. We will go over the necessary details that your insurance company will require to repair or replace your HVAC unit and water heater.
In the event you are not covered by flood insurance, we can also work with you and the local utility companies to ensure the best value for replacing your equipment, if needed. We can service most makes and have licensed, insured, and bonded employees.
If things need to be replaced, we have partnerships in place with manufacturers and we can get replacement systems installed as affordably as possible. Amana has just announced savings for affected homeowners from April 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019.
We are a local contractor. We care. We want to make sure we do what we can to get things back to normal for you.