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Cleanup Safety Tips for Flooded HVAC Equipment

HeatingHelp Posts: 437
edited September 2018 in THE MAIN WALL

Cleanup Safety Tips for Flooded HVAC Equipment

DO NOT attempt to relight ANY combustion equipment that has been flooded. That includes water heaters, furnaces, boilers, pool heaters, gas fireplace inserts, dryers and any other gas or oil-fired equipment. Fire, explosion or other additional property damage can occur. Fresh or salt water makes NO difference. The units MUST be replaced*.

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