Hurricane Recovery

You’ve been through the major stages of the Hurricane: Prepare Survive ? Now it’s time for the last part. Recovery. This is going to be different for everyone. In some places, you’ll just have a contractor working on your roof. Maybe you’re coming home to nothing but a cement pad. If you’re lucky, you just need to fix up what you have.   Major Repairs The first step in the process is assessing the damage of what’s there. You’ll likely need a housing inspector to walk through your house and find anything damaged or compromised. There could be structural damage. Many of you will need significant roof repair. For flood damage, you’ll need to work on treating mold, replacing electrical wires, and replacing everything that came into contact with the water. If any part of your HVAC system was submerged, it’s probably toast. We’re going to focus on the parts of the repair process that we know best: HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical. As we said above, there’s a good chance your HVAC System is pretty much gone. Ground mounted condenser assemblies may have been exposed to flooding. You’ll need to have them inspected for damage inside. Some designs are highly resistant to rain, but flooding will cause electrical shorts that leads to equipment failure. The water itself and any possible contaminants it picked up such as salt can corrode fittings and motors. Your compressor might actually survive, it’s mostly a […]

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