Heating And Air Conditioning Damaged In A Flood? What You Should Do

16 March 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you had a flood in your area, you know how much damage water can cause. One thing you may not consider is your HVAC system as it can also become flooded. In some cases, repairs will work great to help you save money. To determine if this would be the best option, below is information about what you should do to get your HVAC system running well again. You do need to hire a professional, however, to ensure everything is done correctly.

Clean and Disinfect

Water can cause mold to build up very quickly. Because of this, the HVAC contractor will check all air ducts in your home to ensure no mold has started to grow. Any wet insulation around the HVAC system will be removed and then replaced with new insulation. The HVAC filter will be removed and replaced. This is because mold is more common in these areas. It is impossible to clean air filters and insulation properly in order to make your heating and air conditioning unit safe to run again.

Once all insulation and other components are removed the HVAC contractor will thoroughly clean the HVAC system. Once cleaned the HVAC system will be disinfected. The contractor will first remove all dirt and debris using a special type of filtered vacuum. The ductwork will be removed from your home, taken apart, cleaned, and then disinfected before placing the ductwork back.

The contractor will also make sure the ductwork is completely dry. This will help prevent mold from growing back and help prevent odors from getting into your home when the unit is running.  The fan will also be removed from the HVAC unit and thoroughly cleaned. The contractor will then rinse the HVAC system using clean water.

Maintain the Unit

It is important that you keep the heating and air conditioning unit properly maintained once everything is cleaned and disinfected. In order to do this, hire a professional HVAC contractor to come to your home. In the beginning, you may want to do this more periodically until you are sure the unit is running well.

The HVAC contractor will check all components to ensure everything is running properly. This can save you a great deal of money because making repairs early can prevent larger problems in the future.

If your HVAC system is old, this may be a good time to replace it with a new one. 

To learn more about your options, contact a company like Nathan's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.