Free Inspections for Flood Victims

Company Urges Residents with Flood Damage to Have Heating and Cooling Systems Checked before Turning Them On

TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - In the aftermath of yesterday's record-breaking flooding, MacLeans quoted commuter Gilbert Bae who was worried about flooding in the basement of his Mississauga home as he waited several hours for a GO train back. "I'm feeling bad," he said. "My wife keeps calling me, but I cannot do anything."

Doug Crump, regional manager for Mersey Service Experts at 1662 Midland Avenue, Scarborough, ON, said that this type of basement flooding can cause damage to furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners and water heaters that run on gas, oil or electricity. "Any unit that has been partially or completely submerged must have the electrical power supply and the gas or oil supply disconnected immediately and be inspected before it can be used again to avoid further property damage or personal injury," said Crump. "Flood waters can cause corrosion of metal parts, refrigerant leaks, clogs due to debris and other damage that will cause a unit to not function properly. This damage may not be visible without close inspection, which should be done by a certified technician. And it may not be visible immediately. The unit may work for a few weeks, and then fail."

Service Experts is offering free inspections for any homeowner with flooded equipment. Contact the company at 416-752-8351 or Mersey Service Experts services homes in the greater Toronto area, including Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Mississauga and Brampton.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is North America's largest heating and air conditioning brand, with over 108 locations serving more than 2,100 homes and businesses per day. Service Experts branches provide heating repair, air conditioning repair, indoor air quality sales, HVAC system sales and installation, HVAC maintenance and HVAC repair service for both the residential and commercial HVAC markets. Find Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at or at


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