Appliance Leak Cleanup in Florida
Has a failing appliance left a wet mess? We can help!
Have you experienced the frustration of coming home to find that your water heater, washing machine, air conditioner, or other appliance has leaked water all over the floor in your living space or basement? These types of leaks can cause quite a bit of damage to a home, and it is essential to quickly remove water from appliance leaks and properly repair water damage.
At Baxter Restoration, we specialize in all types of appliance leak cleanup. No matter what type of appliance leak you have, we can provide complete restoration.
Appliance leaks can cause serious damage
Leaking appliances are obviously an inconvenience and can make quite a mess, but those aren't the only problems that you need to worry about. We've seen many cases in which an appliance leak wasn't addressed for hours because the homeowner was at work, as well as small leaks that went unnoticed until a bigger problem occurred.
In these situations, there is a potential for mold growth, damage to drywall, carpet, and flooring, wood rot, and even expensive structural damage. Our professional technicians will be able to correctly diagnose the scope of the damage and quickly provide full cleanup and repair. Even minor leaks should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage from occurring.
What Causes Appliance Leaks?
Many homeowners don't realize they don't have a fully functioning appliance until a major problem occurs. Below are a few of the common ways appliances leak water:
Water Heater: Water heaters can have several leak issues, including cracked or damaged pipes, loose fittings, or a leaking tank. Water heaters can also burst and pour dozens of gallons of water into your home instantly. Hot water is more damaging than cold water, so it is essential to act immediately if there is a water heater leak.
Washing Machine: Washing machine hoses are pressurized, and many homeowners leave the water supply on when it's not in use. This can lead to burst lines that spill large amounts of water on the floor. Slower leaks from worn hoses and loose fittings can also cause water damage and mold growth on the walls behind the machine.
Dishwasher: A dishwasher leak will generally be caused by the drain line or the supply line. Drain line leaks can either be slow or fast, and they often contain bacteria in the line. Supply lines are under heavy water pressure, and these leaks result in overflows that can damage the floor.
Heating & Cooling Equipment: Air conditioning units are prime candidates for leaks, which is why it's important to have a professional inspect all aspects of the system for leaks, damage, and blockages. These leaks are often slow and behind the walls and ceiling, meaning they can be difficult to find and mold growth is likely.
Refrigerator: Refrigerators with built-in ice makers have a supply line of water. As with dishwashers, this line can burst and cause a significant leak. Fridges also can experience slow leaks from the base, which will take longer to notice and can easily cause mold growth.