Answers to Your Plumbing Leak Water Damage FAQs
Most of the time, homeowners don’t realize when their appliance isn’t functioning properly until a major problem occurs. Below are some of the most common ways an appliance can leak water:
- Dishwasher – When a dishwasher leaks, it is usually because of a clogged or damaged drain line or supply line. Drain line leaks often contain bacteria. Supply lines can cause an overflow because of heavy water pressure.
- Water Heater – Water heaters often experience damaged or cracked pipes, a leaking tank, or broken fittings and seals. Malfunctioning water heaters also have the potential to burst, releasing gallons of water into your home in the blink of an eye.
- Washing Machine – Most homeowners leave the water supply hoses to their washing machine on, even when it is not in use. Washing machine hoses are always pressurized, and a broken line is like turning on the tap, so if a hose bursts when you aren’t home, you could end up with significant water damage.
- Slower leaks from worn hoses and loose fittings in appliances can also cause water damage and mold growth.
- Heaters & Air Conditioners – Heating and cooling equipment are prime candidates for leaks. That is why it is essential to have a professional inspect your heating and cooling systems for leaks, damage, and blockages on a regular basis.
- Refrigerator – Refrigerators that come with a built-in icemaker have a supply line for water. This supply line can burst or crack and cause a significant amount of water damage. Some refrigerators can also fall victim to slow water leaks from the base, which can go unnoticed for a long period of time.
Appliances that continuously hold or filter water tend to develop a slow leak or drip, eventually leading to appliance flooding and water damage. This can also cause hidden mold damage unless regular maintenance is performed. PENCO Restoration provides professional appliance leak clean-up and water extraction, structural drying, and water damage restoration services for the following appliances:
- Water heater burst
- Washing machine overflow
- A/C unit drain overflow
- Refrigerator & ice maker overflow
- Dishwasher overflow
You’ll first need to turn off your water supply upon suspecting or detecting your leak and damage. Checking for more leaks along your damaged line is likely necessary. Catching, cleaning up, or drying as much excess water as possible and moving contents that can mold out of harm’s way are also good safeguards. PENCO Restoration can assist you with these tasks.
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For 20 years, PENCO has set the industry standard for appliance leak clean-up services in the greater Atlanta metro area. With hundreds of restoration projects completed, you can rest assured that your claim, home, and family will be well taken care of throughout the entire restoration process.
When you choose PENCO Restoration, you’ll receive the PENCO Restoration Promise to return your home to its pre-loss condition with quality, dignity, and 100% customer satisfaction. To schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us a call today at 770-683-7362.