How to Protect Your Home from Leaky Appliances

How to Protect Your Home from Leaky AppliancesWhen you mention “water damage,” the most common images that leap to mind involve storms and flooding. That is not a complete picture, however. Water damage can also be caused by leaky appliances.

Types of Appliances Prone to Leaking

Appliances that are linked to a water supply, such as dishwashers and washing machines, are among the most likely to leak. Refrigerators, which produce water due to condensation, also rank high on that list. When any of these appliances start to leak, water damage is likely and must be dealt with immediately.

Some of the reasons why these appliances end up leaking can include:

  • Damaged hoses
  • Corroded connections
  • Improper or insufficient regular maintenance
  • Clogged drains
  • Sediment buildup in the hose or drainage system

What to Do In Case of Leaky Appliances

When you notice there is water damage near your appliances, it is a good idea to check for leaks. The first thing you need to do is to turn off your water main to stop additional water from seeping out. Next, you will need to check hoses, connections and drainage systems to pinpoint the source of the leak.

After removing electrical items and other contents from the water-logged area, your best option is to leave the clean-up and restoration work to Varney Clean Care.  Our company specializes in water damage repair and other restoration work in Worland, Cody, Powell and their surrounding communities.

We are a company that has been doing restoration and repair work in the Big Horn Basin for decades, with services that include fire damage restoration, structural restoration, and flood damage restoration. We also specialize in other services such as carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, and mold remediation.

To get help with your water damage problems, simply contact us at 307-347-6161 and we will be happy to provide a free estimate or set up an appointment.