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Many property owners are still recovering from damage received in Hurricane Florence. Since the hurricane hit, Bladen County citizens have been scrambling to repair and recover communities.

The Elizabethtown Rotary Club heard from Cape Fear Heating & Cooling, LLC at their last meeting at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery.

The company’s owner, Daine Smith, prepared four tips for the club members to remember while recovering from any disaster.

*If your HVAC duct work was flooded, do not run your HVAC unit and close all your vents. Running an HVAC system that has been flooded may cause mold and mildew issues.
*If your HVAC system is ever contaminated by flood water, make sure to call a trusted, licensed HVAC contractor to get your restoration done right. Your family’s health depends on it. Consumers should verify a contractor’s license at www.nclicensing.org, before signing a home repair contract or paying any money.
*Be wary of door-to-door repair solicitations, contractors using vehicles with out-of-state license plates and “too-good-to-be-true” bids.
*Don’t pay 100 percent of the bill before the repairs are properly completed. Anyone who is paid to install, repair, or improve HVAC equipment must be licensed.

The club members also received information about the Customer Loyalty Program Smith’s company offers which allows discounts and incentives to customer. The next Rotary Club speaker will be Todd Lyden with the Small Business Center at Bladen Community College.