Three Ways to Avoid Flood Damaged Sports Cars

The recent natural disasters along the U.S. gulf coast reminds us of an important factor in purchasing sports cars-the need to avoid purchasing a flood-damaged vehicle.

A sports car that has been flooded is likely to experience numerous difficulties that will shorten its lifespan.

Among the risks is the greater likelihood of significant rust problems. A previously soaked interior lends itself to rusting out floorboards and other often hidden spots.

More importantly, however, are the very real mechanical problems that can come about due to the flooding of a sports car. If water levels reached a high enough point, it is possible that grit, grime and water entered the engine and exhaust system. The residue can significantly impair performance and can shorten the car’s effective life considerably.

Flooded sports cars also frequently suffer from electrical problems. A soaked electrical system lends itself to corrosion and an increased risk of short circuits. Repairs will be necessary, and electrical work can bring with it considerable expense.

Fortunately, it is possible to avoid purchasing a sports car that has been flooded. There are a few things you can easily due to mitigate the risk of acquiring a previously flooded car.

First, perform an automobile history check through a service such as CarFax. Although not foolproof, this kind of check can tell you if any flood-related insurance claims were made with respect to the vehicle and may provide you with other information hinting at water-related problems.

Secondly, beware of too much new car smell. A soggy car is likely to start producing interior mold and an unscrupulous seller may attempt to hide this telltale sign of flood damage by utilizing strong deodorants. An unaware buyer may purchase the car and not smell the hint of flood damage until some time after the purchase is made. If a car smells “too good” or seems to be over-deodorized, make sure to take extra time to investigate possible flooding.

Finally, advise your mechanic to look for signs of water damage. Any time you buy a sports car, particularly a used model, you should have your mechanic evaluate the vehicle. If you have reason to be concerned about potential flood history, remind your mechanic to be on the lookout for any water damage indicators.

The great devastation wrought by floods has been known to bring out the best in people willing to help those adversely affected. Unfortunately, history also indicates there will be people willing to profit on sports cars impacted by storms without offering full disclosure of past water damage. Do not allow yourself to be victimized by the seller of a once-flooded car, take steps to protect yourself from these unscrupulous sellers.

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Use Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers to Recover Quickly after a Flood


Homes most at risk from floods,those close to banks and rivers especially, can do everything possible to prevent their houses from flooding by using flood proof doors and sandbags. However sometimes it is impossible to stop water from entering the house and causing thousands of pounds of damage. As well as the physical damage caused by floods, homeowners are also left with major headaches in the bid to get their everyday normal life back. Sorting out insurance and replacing damaged property is not only expensive but it is also very time consuming. The time it takes to recover from flood damage can be rapidly increased with the use of a dehumidifier for a flood.

Mould looks disgusting. It is the same stuff that you may find in the corners of your shower if it has not been cleaned for a while. It can usually be found in showers because it is a damp, wet environment. Floods create these conditions in your home, on a much larger scale, so it is important that you act fast. Unlike your shower your house is not made completely of easy to wipe tiles. Mould can destroy carpets, wood and furniture.

Dehumidifiers are an essential appliance for flood recovery. Using a dehumidifier will help your home dry out a lot more quickly and it will also keep mould and mildew at bay. Make sure you do not use a heater to dry out your home or place items of clothing or furniture in direct sunlight. Doing this will cause permanent damage to your items and you can guarantee that they will become discoloured, warped and shrink. Desiccant dehumidifier models are the most cost efficient way to dry out your home quickly and efficiently.

Because we do not get the best weather here in the UK, we cannot rely on long dry spells of beautiful weather to help dry out our homes. Dehumidifiers are essential, without them mould will breed and this will cause more damage than simply aesthetic damage. Mould and mildew can cause a number of breathing difficulties and are particularly dangerous for people with allergies and respiratory problems. Use an air purifier when mould has already begun to spread. The best air purifiers are built to destroy harmful mould spores in the air. By using both a dehumidifier and air purifier together you will ensure that you and your home recover from flood damage quickly and healthily. Thanks for reading this article, please leave your comments below.