January 29, 2016

2016 St. Louis flood

If your home was affected by the record-breaking floods that recently swept through St. Louis, it is important to have your home’s heating and cooling systems checked.

It was difficult to watch the St. Louis area recently experience such incredible record-setting floods. For many of us, we were reminded of the Flood of 1993 and recalled the devastating effects that had on our communities.

The floodwaters wreaked havoc on areas such as Valley Park, Fenton, High Ridge, Union, St. Charles, and many others, including parts of Illinois. People lost their belongings, homes, and vehicles. Many businesses were seriously damaged as well. Here at Scott-Lee Heating, our own facility was greatly affected.

St. Louis Flooding and Your Home’s HVAC System

If your home or basement was exposed to standing water due to the recent flooding, or for any other reason, there may be damage to your water heater, boiler, heater, air-conditioner, ventilation or heat-pump system. This can put you and your family at great risk.

Depending on the amount of damage, your heating and cooling systems may need to be replaced and not just repaired. It is important that your systems be inspected, and then replaced or repaired, by qualified heating and cooling specialists.

If you have a natural gas furnace or boiler, it is important to have these professionally inspected as these systems have gas valves and controls that are vulnerable to water damage. The damage to these may not be easily detectable. Electric furnaces are easily susceptible to damage and corrosion from floodwater. There may be damage to these systems even though the outside may be dry and appear to be in good working order.

If You Have Questions, Contact Scott-Lee Heating

At Scott-Lee Heating, we are a full service HVAC company that has over 100,000 satisfied customers in St. Louis. We have skilled technicians that are able to maintain, repair or replace almost any brand of HVAC equipment.

Call us today at (314) 200-0788 or fill out our online contact form. We will be glad to answer any of your heating and cooling question.