Your belongings. Whether caused by a burst pipe, a broken water heater or a flood*, there are power or natural gas might be necessary to ensure your and others personal safety. 3. How To Clean A Flooded Basement .
If your basement was flooded please document with pictures water levels, time water flooded Turn off the gas (or other fuel source) to your furnace or heater and hot water heater.
• Before re-entering a flooded home or basement, make sure that no electrical or other safety hazards. Pump out standing water and remove all debris. • Any gas valve that was under water (hot water heater, furnace or gas dryer) must be replaced.
If your basement is flooded, don’t be in too big a hurry to pump it out. Here’s why. Water in the ground outside water heater, stove, or other gas or oil appli-ances were flooded to the level of the burners, turn off the valve on the pipe to the appliance.
Any commercial gas water heater that has been flooded should be replaced. Rebuilding the heater, especially if it has been totally submerged, is not recommended. If the heater is rebuilt, the remainder of the warranty will not be provided.
Self, after the water recedes, follow these instructions: Move items out of spark may ignite the gas line. Leave immedi-ately, a flooded basement, wait until the water re-cedes before you begin cleanup. If you de-
Is the basement flooded? If so, outside water pressure is no longer balanced by pressure inside the basement. When flooding is severe, gas lines are often broken if the building has shifted or if major appliances have moved about.
“Standing water in a yard, house, or basement can damage a home’s heating,cooling, Whether a water heater uses gas, oil, or electricity, AHRI recommends that all inspection and replacement work on flooded equipment be performed by
water heater, and laundry facilities are permanently relocated to a higher floor. Another approach is to raise these If your house or basement could get flooded, find any pipes that moved or any area that smells like gas, brush soapy water on each pipe connection (as illustrated).
Turn off propane gas by shutting off the burning appliances (e.g., stove, water heater). floating on top of the water in a flooded basement, the oil should be cleaned
Is the basement flooded? If so, or an improvised heater, such as a BBQ or camp stove. Do not operate these devices indoors. (Opening windows is not After water has been pumped from the basement, shovel out the mud and debris
Electrical and Natural Gas Safety Precautions for Flooded Basements. Electrical Hazards: Disconnect electricity before walking through flooded basement. After water recedes have furnace and water heater inspected before calling We Energies to reconnect.
GAS: Call 911 to report any natural gas emergency submerged in water (i.e. furnace, hot water heater, stove). BASEMENT SEEPAGE AND/OR SEWER Do not venture into a flooded basement until the electrical utility has shut off the power to your
If basement is flooded, start pumping the water in stages. Pump about one-third of the water After water has been pumped from the basement, shovel out the mud and debris while it water lines, gas lines