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Prevent Water Damage to Your Furnace This Winter

Prevent water damage to your furnace this winter

The furnace in your home is the most important appliance in the winter. The impact of home water damage is bad no matter how you look at it, but having your furnace damaged when the temps are freezing outside can be catastrophic. Here are two simple but important ways to protect your furnace from water damage this winter

Elevate your furnace:

One way to help protect your furnace from water damage is to create an elevated platform upon which the furnace can sit. If your furnace is found in an unfinished basement, you can pour a concrete block and install the furnace there. If it’s in a closet, create a wooden box to hold the furnace. In both cases, having the additional 18-24′′ of height can typically protect against most types of home water damage.

Install water sensors near your furnace:

Another way to help prevent massive damage to your furnace is to install a water sensor near the unit. They work by sensing water intrusions and alerting you, either by a loud alarm sound or by notifying you via your cell phone. Some even work by shutting off the main water valve to your home so that in the event the water damage is caused by your home’s water supply, that supply will be shut off to prevent additional damage.

Please don’t cleanup and dry the process on your own. Make sure you contact us immediately in the event of a water loss and/or damage and we will help right away!

Contact the Water Damage Pros at Pioneer for help right away.  541-668-8201

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