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Appliance Leak Cleanup & Restoration Services
The certified technicians at Metro Floods Northwest Cleaning have the expertise necessary to correctly diagnose the scope of the water damage and can quickly and efficiently provide full cleanup and repair services. Even if you notice a small leak it should be address quickly to prevent any further damage.
We offer appliance leak cleanup and water extraction, structural drying, and water damage restoration services for:
- Water Heater Burst
- Washing Machine Overflow
- Heater & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Unit Leaks
- Refrigerator & Ice Maker Overflow
- Dishwasher Overflow
Don't wait for mold to grow!
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When an appliance leaks, it can be quite the inconvenience and can make a huge mess, causing water damage and creating the potential for mold damage. Appliance leaks come in two categories – catastrophic leaks and slow leaks.
Slow Leaks can go on for weeks or even months without being noticed, slowly causing damage to your home. The longer an appliance leak goes unnoticed the higher the risk of mold growth and damage to your carpets, flooring, drywall, and expensive structural damage.
Catastrophic Leaks happen when a water supply line bursts, flooding your home with water. These leaks happen very fast and water can accumulate rapidly and in large amounts. In addition to spreading across flooring, water from a catastrophic leak seeps into floorboards and drywall, creating humid places for mold to grow.
What Causes Your Appliances to Leak?
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 will leak water:
When a dishwasher leaks it is usually because of a clogged or damaged drain line or supply line. Drain line leaks can be fast or slow and often contain bacteria. Supply lines can cause an overflow because of heavy water pressure. If you have an older dishwasher that connects to your kitchen sink, it might cause water damage if your sink is not properly emptied or unclogged when the drain line is in use.
Water heaters often have several issues that can contribute to leaking including damaged or cracked pipes, a leaking tank, or broken fittings and seals. Malfunctioning water heaters also have to potential to burst, releasing gallons of water into your home in a blink of an eye. When you notice that your water heater is malfunctioning, it is essential that you contact a professional to prevent extensive water damage.
Many 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 line bursts when you aren’t home or if you washing machine is in an area of your home that you rarely use, you could end up significant water damage. Slower leaks from worn hoses and loose fittings can also cause water damage and mold growth on the walls behind the washing machine. User error can also result in water damage – avoid adding too much detergent and overflowing the washing machine.
HEATERS AND 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. Water leaks related to these systems are usually slow and hidden behind the walls and in the ceiling, meaning they can be difficult to find before mold starts to grow and cause even more damage.
Refrigerators that come with a built-in icemaker has 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