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Oct 29 2015

Attention SC Residents: Permits Are Needed For Substantial Flood Damage Repairs

Substantial Flood Damage Requires You to Obtain Repair Permits

Much of South Carolina is still recovering from the unprecedented rainfall and catastrophic flooding which occurred in early October. Many homes and businesses were greatly damaged, and owners are still working to repair the damage. As a trusted HVAC service provider in Columbia, we’ve been receiving many calls about HVAC systems that were damaged in this disaster. We wanted to take a moment and share something we’ve noticed as we’ve been helping property owners reclaim their home comfort.

Some homeowners are requesting work to be done without the proper permits, and a few companies are doing it without regard to future homeowner fines or penalties. If your home experienced flood damage, make sure you aren’t putting yourself at risk by having repairs done with the proper permits. In many cases, FEMA and Flood Plain authorities must do home inspections before any work can be done. This is true for HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Flooring, etc…

Companies who agree to do repair work for you without permits, aren’t doing you a favor – they are putting you at risk for costly penalties and the need for future repairs. There may even be new flood standards your home must meet if your home experienced a certain percentage of damage compared to the value of your home.

Click here to learn more about the permitting process at The City of Columbia’s website. Once you have obtained the proper permits or have received confirmation your home doesn’t need them, Comfort Services is ready to help you reclaim your comfort!

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