When water damage occurs, it’s hard to know what should be done with appliances. They can be costly to replace, but very dangerous to use if damaged. Flood water can affect washers and dryers, air-conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers. Light fixtures, stoves, and other small appliances are also on the list to look out for.
After the flood occurs, make sure to either unplug all appliances or disconnect the power to it.
Even after the area and water has been dried, make sure to have professionals inspect appliances before use.
The repairs or replacement are based on the age of the appliance, the length of time it was in the water, warranty, insurance coverage, cost, and even the contaminants in the water.
If wet insulation is found within freezers and refrigerators, they cannot be salvaged.
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The following are phone numbers for many manufacturers:
Five Star 800-553-7704
GE Monogram 800-444-1845
Hamilton Beach 800-851-8900
Hotpoint (GE) 800-626-2005
Magic Chef 800-688-1120
Sharp Microwave 800-237-4277
Tappan (see Frigidaire)
DIRECTV 800-494-4388 or TTY 800-779-4388