Home Appliance Leaks – Water Damage Restoration in Utah
Appliances are one of the most common issues causing water damage to many homes. A dishwasher leak, broken pipe to a washing machine, and leaky refrigerator can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. Drip by drip, a leak leads to destruction and it can often be unnoticed. If you are dealing with water damage due to appliance leaks, contact Rockwell Disaster Cleanup as soon as possible.
Washing Machine Leaks
A washing machine needs regular maintenance to prevent leaks. Small leaks may not seem like a major issue but they will continue to cause problems if you do not act quickly. A small pinhole leak can quickly lead to a major water problem. Water travels quickly and can start to cause mold growth and other problems if it is not dried and cleaned.
To prevent washing machine leaks, check the hoses annually. Check the hose for signs of cracks, wetness, and kinks. Any of these problems can start causing leaks. If the hose is worn out, you need to replace it to prevent leaks. Consider installing an automatic shut off valve to prevent serious concerns related to water leaks.
We see refrigerators with ice makers leak all the time. The copper water line that supplies water to the ice maker can become kinked and easily split if it is bent. Inspect the refrigerator lines often for leaks and to see if water is pooling under the fridge. Always be careful when moving the fridge as it can crimp the copper line, causing leaks. Call our Salt Lake, Sandy, Layton or Ogden water damage restoration team if you suspect your fridge has been leaking. We will examine the area and can determine if water has started leaking into the wall and ceiling below the fridge.
Dishwashers tend to use a lot of water, and are often the culprit of major leaks in the home. During the wash and rinse cycles, the supply line can quickly spring a leak and erupt, causing gallons of water to spread throughout the home. Keep your dishwasher lines clean by running a cleaning agent through the dishwasher without having dishes inside. Keeping the lines clean will allow the water to pass through without problems.
Water Damage Restoration for Appliance Leaks
It is important to call our water damage experts immediately for any water damage to your home. Appliance leaks might look small, but often the water has started to run down the walls and into the ceiling of basements and other rooms in the home. Appliance water might look clean, but it can often be contaminated and can lead to health concerns if it not properly extracted from the home. Call our team of professionals at Rockwell Disaster Cleanup today for water damage repair due to appliance leaks.