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Household Appliances and Water Damage

6/23/2020 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Portsmouth we have seen our share of water damages caused by everyday household appliances. Hot water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators are all common sources. But there are preventative measures you can take to make your appliances less susceptible to water damage.

Get your hot water heater inspected at least once a year by a certified electrician. Water heater issues occur with malfunctioning temperatures, or bad plumbing connections. With a dishwasher and washing machine, most water damages occur when you use too much detergent or have bad fixtures. Check your water hoses regularly for cracks or tears and get them repaired if the damage looks problematic.

When it comes to your refrigerator, most water damages occur from freezer and ice maker issues. If the drain at the bottom of the freezer clogs or becomes frozen, water accumulates and can cause a problem. If you notice an unusually large amount of ice, chances are you will need to thaw out your freezer and clean the drain.

Regular maintenance on these household appliances can save you time and money by preventing a water damage from happening in your home. If you experience a water damage due to a faulty appliance, call SERVPRO of Portsmouth at 757-397-3770. We guarantee to help make your water damage feel “Like it never even happened.”

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