Book an Appointment!

Testimonials

"My air conditioner was installed in a timely manner with no inconvenience whatsoever. Both installers were pleasant and courteous - and left no mess whatsoever. I am impressed and happy with the service."
Merilyn Lewis
Heating, Comfort Cooling and Refrigeration Equipment Safety Hazards Due to Flooding

Heating, Comfort Cooling and Refrigeration Equipment Safety Hazards Due to Flooding

(Winnipeg) -- With the amount of snowfall and moisture that fell this winter could jeopardize the very equipment that is designed to keep us cool and comfortable in summer, warm and dry in winter and preserve our food. Water from flooding, seepage and sewage will most likely create a healthy environment for bacteria, rust and corrosion resulting in an unhealthy one for heating, comfort cooling and refrigeration systems.

  • "Product warranty does not cover failures due to flooding and that any work done to these appliances should be performed by experienced and qualified service technicians." said Brian Baker, President of Custom Vac Limited
  • "DO NOT STARTUP HEATING, COMFORT COOLING OR REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT THAT HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO FLOOD WATERS! SERIOUS DAMAGE AND LIFE-THREATENING INJURY CAN OCCUR!"
The following is advice for homeowners and building maintenance personnel:
  1. DO NOT attempt to start any heating, comfort cooling or refrigeration equipment that was flooded. Be certain that all electrical power has been disconnected. This should be done at the main service panel located at the electrical entrance to the home. Be sure to set the thermostat in the off position. "SERIOUS DAMAGE AND LIFE-THREATENING INJURY CAN OCCUR" if this advice is not followed.
  2. CONTACT A QUALIFIED Heating, Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Service Company to inspect the condition of your appliances before power is restored. "Don't hesitate to ask them to show you their certification, qualification and/or trade licenses," said Baker.
  3. CONTACT YOUR PROPERTY INSURANCE COMPANY to determine your insurance coverage for the repair and/or replacement equipment or parts. Flood damage to the heating, comfort cooling or refrigeration equipment probably will not be covered by any product warranty that you may have on the equipment.
  4. REPAIR COSTS TO RESTORE any heating, comfort cooling or refrigeration equipment that has been exposed to flood waters probably will be extensive. "Manufacturers are recommending that all motors, electrical components, safety controls, and gas valves be replaced, and that a detailed and through cleaning of the coils, heat exchangers, vents, and gas train components be performed," said Baker.
  5. REPLACEMENT OF THE ENTIRE UNIT may be your best option. Several manufacturers recommend that all furnaces that have been submerged by floodwaters be replaced. Make sure the qualified service technician gives you separate estimates for the replacement and for the restoration of your equipment. "Be certain that if you replace your heating, comfort cooling or refrigeration equipment the contractor includes in his proposal the reclamation of all CFC's or HCFC's prior to removal or replacement of the equipment," said Baker.

Consumers wanting more information about heating, comfort cooling and refrigeration equipment can contact Energy and Mines, Energy Conservation Dept. or contact the local CMHC office and ask for their booklet on flood clean up procedures.

Return to the Custom Vac News Release Directory


PHONE US NOW FOR SERVICE!  204-775-7744 or EMAIL US

Contact Us

Custom VAC Ltd.
1567 Logan Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 1S5
T. 204-775-7744
T. 204-772-5799
F. 204-774-8557

EMAIL US

24/7 Emergency Service for Heating and Cooling

Featured Products

Custom Vac - Heating - Cooling - Air Quality Control - Duct Cleaning - Systems Analysis,  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1970. FloodSafe Auto-Shutoff Connectors
Custom Vac - Heating - Cooling - Air Quality Control - Duct Cleaning - Systems Analysis,  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Since 1970. Motorized Air Control Damper
Lennox Furnaces
© 2006/2016 Copyright Custom Vac Ltd.   |   Privacy Policy   |   Sitemap