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What to Do If Your Trusted Appliance Starts to Leak | SERVPRO of Long Island City

11/20/2023 (Permalink)

leaking the heating radiator Appliance leaks can be incredibly damaging and frustrating. That's why SERVPRO of Long Island City is Here to Help®. Contact us today!

We all have those appliances in our homes that are reliable, even if they are a bit finicky from time to time. Maybe you have to crank the dial on your washing machine really hard to get it to run, but it hasn’t given you issues in years! Or maybe you have had to push the start button twice on your dishwasher for most of its life, but it always gives you clean dishes. 

Whatever the idiosyncrasies are in your home, you rely on your appliances to help you get through your day. Unfortunately, any appliance that relies on water to function has the potential to leak all over your house. Knowing what to do and how to react can help you reduce the risk of extensive damage. 

Noticing the Problem

Most water leaks don’t happen in a sudden and obvious fashion, although we wish they would! Many times, a small leak or drip will go unnoticed for a long time. 

This is especially true if the leak starts underneath or behind an appliance. If you ever notice a new water spot or smell the beginning stages of a mold infestation, it is time to pull your appliance away from the wall and investigate. 

If you come home to a new puddle or your kitchen has an inch of standing water on the floor, don’t panic! Avoid walking through the water however you can and shut off the appropriate water valves that lead to your kitchen. 

This can stop the flow of water to your entire room until you have pinpointed the source of the leak. Once the water has been contained, give us a call. 

How We Can Dry Your Home

No matter what leaked or malfunctioned, our team is able to come out to your home quickly and start drying out your space. We will get to work locating the source of the leak, extracting the excess water and addressing repairs. 

Our team focuses first on your fragile possessions and keepsakes, and we work hard to save what we are able to. Once we are through, your space will be dry and any soggy floors or ruined drywall will be replaced and your home will look just how it did before the disaster occurred.

Every situation like this is a learning experience, so knowing what to do next time can help you avoid extensive damage. Maintaining your appliances can help you avoid the most significant damage, and it can help identify issues as they appear. You can easily recaulk old caulk lines, tighten up water line connections and address any other simple fixes on your own. 

You should also consider replacing appliances as they get older. The older they get, the higher the chance that they become more unreliable. 

When a water disaster strikes, give SERVPRO of Long Island City a call! We will be there for you right away.

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