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Understanding Appliance-Related Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Lebanon County

4/13/2023 (Permalink)

Close up of water heater leak on concrete floor Close up of a water heater that has leaked on a concrete floor. If this happens to you be sure to call 717-273-MOLD

Household appliances offer a quick hand to complete tasks that would take us days to complete without them. Your appliances save you time and money every day, but if they break down and cause water damage, they could cost you!

Water damage in your Lebanon home can take many forms, and water-reliant appliances are a major source of this devastation. Issues only become more of a headache when appliance-related water damage is left untreated.

A little prevention knowledge and regular upkeep can help you prevent most instances of water damage.

Regular Maintenance

All it takes to prevent water damage early on is some consistent investigation skills! Looking for any warning signs of water damage on a regular basis will prevent a huge emergency in the future.

Refrigerator or dishwasher leakage is an issue that can be practically invisible without a closer look, so you’ll need to know what to look for. Move your appliance to the side and search for any wet spots, excess moisture or signs of mold growth.

Your HVAC system could use some close upkeep as well to keep everything flowing smoothly. You’ll never miss a water concern as long as you schedule a yearly inspection and check your vents and unit often. These actions could save your home from damage and your wallet from costly repairs!

The water heater is another typical cause of water damage that should not be ignored. Keep your heater in check by consistently searching for any noticeable signs of moisture.

Yearly or Long-Term Maintenance

A little inspection work every few weeks or months can make a huge difference in avoiding water loss, but you could also benefit from adhering to the maintenance schedule listed by the manufacturer.

Make sure the hoses and tubes connected to your fridge, washing machine and dishwasher are free of punctures, bubbling or any other indicators of damage. You should have any issues you catch repaired or replaced quickly to keep your appliance in good shape.

Keep everything running smoothly by scheduling repairs as issues emerge and retiring old appliances at least every 10 to 15 years.

Keep an eye on your appliances because even the smallest leak can lead to a massive water emergency over time. You can keep life convenient by giving your household appliances the close attention they require.

Have water damage in your home from an appliance or another source? Our team is here to help, so call us day or night. SERVPRO of Lebanon County 717-273-MOLD

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