The creek flooded my AC unit.

An inch or two of rain brings up the creek, but it isn’t enough to do any damage. You can see the rapids in the creek that come from the rocks the water passes over as it rapidly heads downstream. Five inches of rain in an hour causes that rapids to overflow the banks. When the rain continues for two days, we found out the creek not only overflows its banks, but it surrounds our house. Two weeks ago, the creek overflowed its banks, surrounded the house, and put six inches of water in the house, and two feet of water in the air conditioning unit. I was worried about the damage the water may have done to the air conditioning unit. We couldn’t afford to purchase a new air conditioning unit. We had flood insurance to cover the house damage, but I wasn’t sure if it would cover a new air conditioning unit, if it was needed. Once the water receded, we headed downstairs to assess the damage. Our neighbor was lower than we were. His entire main floor was flooded, and he had some damage to his foundation. We called the HVAC company and had an HVAC technician assess the condition of the air conditioning unit. After cleaning out the mud, he had the AC unit working again. He said they built air conditioning unit to withstand rain and storms, and since the water wasn’t in the air conditioner for long, there was little damage. He took away that worry, so we were going to talk to the neighbor and see what we could do to help him.



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