Flooded Basement - Is it possible to salvage my appliances?
We had a tornado touch down last week during thunderstorms. Lightning knocked out a transformer and our power went out. At the time we didn't have a generator so the sump pump stopped working and at one point we had almost 3 ft of water in the basement. We borrowed a generator and dropped a sump pump in front of the stairs. The next afternoon we bought a larger generator, opened a basement window and plugged in our sump pump. We ran both pumps until the water was removed and have been running fans in the basement. Our furnace required some repair and our hot water heater checked out fine. Our question is this, what can we do, if anything, to salvage our chest freezer and our very expensive Neptune Washer and Dryer? We had a smaller amount of water last winter due to a non functioning sump pump and our appliances survived that, just by leaving them alone for about a week to dry out. We did not have flood insurance so if we can't salvage these items we'll have to go without them and that won't be easy. We are still running fans when we are home and our heating a/c guy set our dehumidifier as well. Is there anything else we can do? We would appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.