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Leaky Appliance? Here’s What to Do | SERVPRO of Indian Land, Cherokee, Union, and Chester Counties

11/21/2023 (Permalink)

Water damage, Ceiling panels with fungus outside house from water pipes damaged or rainy leaked. Have you been left with the aftermath of home water damage? SERVPRO of Indian Land, Cherokee, Union, and Chester Counties is Here to Help®. Call us!

If you had to pick which appliance you rely on most in your home, which one would you choose? We would bet it is probably one of the appliances that relies on water to function! 

We use appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and our water heaters every day and need them to work seamlessly to get our chores done and to stay comfortable in our homes. 

Unfortunately, water leaks can occur out of any of these appliances at any given time. These leaks happen unexpectedly and leave a huge puddle and a lot of damage. Knowing what to do if you notice your appliance starting to leak can help you control the situation and minimize the situation. 

Catching the Problem 

It can sometimes be tricky to catch the water issue as it starts because many times the water leak will happen at the back of or behind the machine. As soon as you notice any sort of dripping or a puddle leaking out of your appliance, turn off the appliance immediately and locate the appropriate water valve to shut it off. 

Knowing where your water valves are and what they are responsible for is a crucial element to homeownership, so take the time to learn where all your water lines go. Once the water has stopped flowing to the machine, take a breath and then give us a call so we can get started on your restoration and repairs. 

Recovering After a Water Disaster 

No matter how extensive the damage is, a thorough drying and cleaning of your space is crucial for preventing mildew, mold and lingering stubborn odors. We will extract all of the excess water, locate and repair the source of the leak, and address any repairs. Even just an inch of standing water can cause extensive home damage. 

We are trained to repair floors, walls and ceilings, but we can also address any soft materials or soaked documents that need to be dried out. We focus on a restore rather than replace mentality so we will work on every possession and keepsake as best as we can. 

After your restoration is complete, your home will be back to preloss condition and ready to work seamlessly again. Be sure to stay current on any routine maintenance for each of your appliances and address simple repairs quickly. A new caulk line or replacing a hose early on can help you avoid another serious water damage situation later. 

Even just a little water can cause a lot of damage. Contact SERVPRO of Indian Land, Cherokee, Union, and Chester Counties right away.

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