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Can Water Damage a Furnace?

When you talk about “water damage” most people typically think of flooring, baseboards, furniture, drywall, and other home components. However, a furnace is probably the most expensive thing that you’ll need to replace if your basement floods. When a furnace gets wet, the sensitive components inside (valves, burners, electronic boards, etc.) can easily be damaged, resulting in a total loss and requiring a replacement.

If you’ve experienced home water damage, call an experienced restoration company to come out and assess the damage. They may need to consult with an HVAC company to determine the extent of the damage, but they can advise you on what needs to be done to get the damage cleaned up as fast as possible. Their goal will be to pump out the water quickly, remove any irreparable items, get the area dried out, and rebuild anything that needs to be replaced to get your home back to its original state.

Additional resources:
Is a house without a basement more or less prone to flooding?
My basement keeps flooding when it rains
Does drywall need to replaced when it gets wet?
Will carpet dry out after a flood?
Water is coming up my basement floor
Understanding flood damage
Steps to take after a flood
The cost of restoring a flooded basement
How to file an insurance claim for a flood
The water restoration guide
What can get damaged in a basement flood?
How to tell if you have mold
Tips for preventing mold
How to get insurance to cover water damage
Water damage cleanup costs
Fixing your basement after a flood
Is that mold I smell in my basement?
When does mold grow after home water damage?
How much damage do floods cause homeowners?
How to know if your basement has water damage
Why water can come into your basement along the wall