Water damage in the home is a common problem we see at Sage Restoration. And many of the jobs are due to flooding – but not the kind you might think. It’s not just storms or natural flooding that causes flood and water damage in the home. The appliances you use daily can become culprits. One of the biggest problems a home has from flooding is due to appliances. Yes, common household appliances can cause flood damage too.
Appliances that Can Cause Flooding
A Washing Machine
Most homes have a washing machine and while these are great for cleaning your clothes, they can also cause trouble. In most cases, the problems lie with the floor drain being clogged up, though it could also be caused by the air dome seal. There are a lot of reasons why a washing machine can start leaking but if it does, it can be difficult to stop again. However, if there is damaged done by the washing machine, it’s important to call a restoration company, like Sage Restoration, to get the floors fixed. And definitely call a certified repairman to fix the washing machine itself.
This is one of the most common appliances in a household today and it can start leaking without warning. Sometimes the dishwasher can overflow because of the wrong detergent being used though there are many factors that could become faulty. When the dishwasher overflows, it sends out water from the doors or even underneath causing water damage. However, the plumbing connection can also become faulty and cause a leak too.
Most households have at least one refrigerator in their home and while these are common appliances, they can actually be a big problem. Warm air passes through into the cold temperatures of the refrigerator when the door is opened, which causes moisture to form. This moisture then creates condensation, creating a pool of water at the bottom of the appliance. Sometimes, the drains of the refrigerator will be able to deal with this, but not always. This is especially true if the drain is blocked. You should call a water damage restoration company if there is flooding around the refrigerator.
Toilets are the worst when it comes to flood damage. Sometimes, you don’t notice the flooding until hours afterwards when there is a lot of damage already done. However, the problems could lie from a blocked drain, which is the biggest reason for a toilet to overflow and flood the home. Using a plunger can often help but when it doesn’t, a plumber may be needed. But, when the problem has increased enough to cause flooding to the bathroom and beyond, it’s best to call Sage Restoration to deal with the damaged flooring.
Leaks from a water heater can occur because of a faulty valve. The valve can cause problems with the connection and cause a small leak to form. Sometimes the cause can be debris. This can be easy, but tricky to repair, so it’s best to call the professionals. If there is flooding around the surround area, call Sage Restoration, we can clean up the mess and repair damage to the flooring.
Be Careful Of Your Appliances
To be honest, there are some appliances that are more prone to leaking than others. But, in most cases, the appliance has a fault. It’s important to conduct routine maintenance on your appliances to prevent a catastrophe. If you do experience flooding due to a faulty or leaking appliance, call Sage Restoration. We take the stress out of the mess! #ServiceWithCompassion