Kingwood Air Repair Helps Harvey Victims Rebuild
Hurricane Harvey caused big devastation in Houston, especially to residential and business properties. When devastation like this occurs, the last thing on your mind is your air conditioning system. You’re more concerned with getting your home or business repaired, cleaned up, and hospitable again. However, the thing you don’t know is that there could be potential, unforeseen problems with your climate control system.
Standing water that is associated with flooding can cause system failure long after the water has receded. Damages caused by the water is not always readily apparent and you can go on for a while thinking nothing’s wrong when there is, in fact, a serious problem.
But that’s ok! Kingwood Air Repair is helping Harvey victims rebuild, one air conditioning system at a time.
What to Know
If you home took on any water during Hurricane Harvey, then your air conditioning system is at risk for failure, no matter the amount of water. A flooded climate control system is like a flooded car: it can appear and operate fine once the water is removed, but the long-term impact from water can be serious. Air conditioning systems are equipped to handle rainwater, but not flood water.
If your HVAC system comes in contact with a few inches of water, lines can be contaminated and electrical parts can become damaged, all of which will eventually cause your system to seize up and stop working. If your system continues to work, it will create poor indoor air quality, which can be worse than a nonfunctioning system. The flood water carries bacteria and debris which can get into your HVAC system which then circulates that into your home and you breathe all that bacteria in. It’s better to replace your system than hope that it works.
When to Replace
Most homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey will require renovations to remove the damages. This will include having drywall work done and floors sanded. If that is the case with your home or business, you will want to wait until after all the work is done because you don’t want to circulate the dust and debris from the renovation.
Kingwood Air Repair can help you inspect your water-damaged air conditioning unit, tell you if the entire system needs to be replaced, and replace it. We also inspect all newly installed systems to make sure they work properly. We want to help Harvey victims rebuild and that includes having a safe, functioning air system. If you or a loved one were victims of Hurricane Harvey and need an air system inspection, please call us today at 281-441-4500.