The moist basement

Last year our basement flooded as a result of severely high lake levels in our area! Misery prefers corporation, they say, as well as we had lots of neighbors who were miserable right along with us.

By the time the water was pumped out, we had major toil ahead of us.

My fantastic friend and I sorted through the personal items that had been stored there, separating what we could as well as could not reclaim. My fantastic friend and I pulled up the carpeting as well as tore off the drywall from the workout room. And we purchased a commercial strength dehumidifier to eliminate the mustiness as well as the mold. But we knew that we needed professionals to assess as well as maintenance the damage to our Heating as well as A/C system. Thankfully, our Heating as well as A/C professional was available soon after we called him. He had been tied up with other homes in the area, however confirmed our concern about the danger of a novice trying to maintenance a concern with electricity, gas as well as corrosion. Although the outside of the equipment was dry, our professional found that some of the valves were corroded as well as needed to be updated. Also, several of the electrical components had gotten wet as well as needed to be updated. Thankfully, the blower motor wasn’t damaged, which could have been a extravagant updatement. He did insist that the pilot as well as burner orifices be updated, as well as of course a new (and dry) air filter was inserted. Finally, our professional cleaned out the interior of the equipment from some of the debris from the flood as well as dried everything out. By the time our Heating as well as A/C repairman was finished, the bill was reasonable, given the extent of the flood. But our boiler is running good as well as the dehumidifier has done a fantastic task of drying out the entire basement.