It may be surprising how common household appliance leaks are. However, when it happens to you, it can really catch you off guard. A leaking appliance can lead to serious water damage of property. What can leak in your home? How can an appliance leak be handled? How much does water clean up from a leak cost? Who will you trust to handle the situation professionally? Here at Complete Detail, we can handle the situation completely. Therefore,call Complete Detail today to get an estimate on your appliance leak problem.
Let the Appliance Leak Experts Handle It!
To be sure, when you have an appliance leak problem at your home or business it can be very discomforting! Our Cleanup Company will set up an appointment with you for a thorough inspection. Once our Trained Technicians arrive at your home, we will ask you to express your concerns prior to our visual inspection. After that, we will be able to further diagnose your issue and come up with a plan of action.
Which Appliances Have the Potential to Leak?
New homeowners may not have realized how many major appliances have potential to cause water damage. We have compiled a list of the top four most common:
- Water Heaters – If you notice your water heater leaking, a pipe may be damaged, a fitting may be loose or the tank itself may be corroding.
- Washing Machine – Typically, a pipe bursts suddenly and causes water to leak. However, a slow leak may be the result of worn hosing or loose fitting.
- Dishwasher – A leaking dishwasher is usually caused by an issue with the drain line or supply line.
- Refrigerator – Usually, a built-in ice maker is the culprit for a refrigerator leak. If the water supply line breaks or gets worn, gallons of water will be all over your home.
Steps To Take When Appliance is Leaking:
- Turn off your water main – Right away, you want to locate the water main in you home and shut it off, or you can simply turn off the water connected to the appliance itself. Either way, the goal is to stop water from entering the appliance and going all over your home
- Unplug or Remove Power Source– Water and electricity never mix. Be safe and always unplug the appliance when a leak occurs. In turn, this will also stop the appliance from running and producing moisture that is causing the leak.
- Dry Off Area Immediately– Try to wipe up as much water as possible right after the accident happens. You want to protect your flooring from any water damage if possible. However, if you were late in noticing the leaking, you will need to call a company who focuses on water damage restoration (Like Complete Detail!!).
- Call a Professional– It is best to have a professional who handles appliances fix major issues. It is also recommended to have appliances connected to water source by a professional as well. These technicians are best to call after an appliance leaks to prevent them from happening in the future.
Appliance Leaking Prevention Tips:
- Use the Right Soap in Washing Machines and Dishwashers: The right soap can be the determining factor between a normal day, or a messy headache. In the manufacturer’s instructions, you will find recommendations as to what soap should be used. Follow these instructions! If you don’t, the wrong soap will often lead to extreme suds being produced. These suds can leak out and cause a big mess.
- Regularly Flush Water Heaters and Softeners: Over time, residue builds up inside appliances like water heaters and water softeners. If not regularly flushed out, it will create problems. The manufacturer will have guidelines set out to properly drain your appliances. Follow the instructions carefully to prevent any damage.
- Ensure Balance: It may sound simple, and it is, but just make sure all you appliances are on level footing. If not, water can leak or the appliance itself may not work properly.
- It May Be Time to Upgrade: If you have been making too many repairs on an old appliance that just isn’t working like it should, it may be time to buy a new one. It is a good idea to research appliances that can ward off leaks and hopefully save you money on energy costs over time.
We Want to Help!
Complete Detail provides a knowledgeable and certified staff who have can get you through the pain of water damage restoration in a timely manner. Our techs will get your property back to its pre-loss state by addressing the cause of the water damage and cleaning up the property. Further, we utilize the industry’s leading techniques to ensure no other damage. Call our department today at (937) 507-2927 so that we can assist you with your restoration needs.
Without a doubt, our team is able to arrive on-site to perform water damage restoration and water removal 24/7. This means, if you contact us promptly, we will be able to save your property before permanent damage occurs.
The Complete Detail Difference
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- IICRC Certified & Insured
- We Work with Insurance
- Initial Response Under 60 Minutes
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The the IICRC is a certification and educational organization for restoration and cleaning industries. Complete Detail is proudly certified through the IICRC. In addition, we exhibit the organization’s five key values on every project. The IICRC’s five key values are respect, responsibility, integrity, excellence, and expertise.
- Regularly Inspect Seals: Water can easily seep through a faulty seal. Making sure seals are tight is a perfect first step to preventing a water leak. It is important to replace all seals that have cracks, are torn, or aren’t smooth.
- Inspect All Tubing: Tubes within your appliances can crack and deteriorate without you ever knowing. That is, until you have a flood of water in your home! To avoid this, replace any plastic tubes with a more reliable material, like stainless steel. This will ensure the lifespan of the tubes. Also, watch out for too much tension being placed on tubes. Allow for a little slack in water supply tubes, or else, you may have water connection issues.
- Lookout for Obvious Deterioration: If you notice hosing, tubing or anything else looking worn, it is time to replace it. Why not set up a routine inspection of your household appliances every 6 months? That way, you will be able to catch small issues before they become a big problem.
Complete Detail wants to hear from you as soon as you notice a leak! In this way, we will lessen damages to your property. Give us a call at 937-507-2927 or reach us via our Contact Us web page. You may also be interested in knowing what others say about Complete Detail. Read here why we are a five star company!