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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.

For more information about appliance cleanup, contact your county’s NDSU Extension Service office or visit NDSU’s flood website at www.ag.ndsu.edu/flood.

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