Restoring Flooded Appliances

Restoring Flooded Appliances


Electrical wiring and equipment that were exposed to floodwaters can be extremely dangerous if they aren't repaired or replaced. Household appliances such as dishwashers, ovens and washing machines that were flooded also must be reconditioned or replaced.

Some Appliances May Be Salvageable After a Flood


Some appliances may be salvageable after a flood. Electric motors must be reconditioned or replaced. Electronics in most appliances will be damaged due to short-circuiting. Have appliances checked by a technician. Ovens with foam insulation may have little water damage if components are sealed, but since they hold food, they should be cleaned and disinfected with a bleach solution.