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Steps To Take After Finding A Leaking Appliance

2/15/2021 (Permalink)

Appliances can spring leaks and easily go unnoticed for some length of time, and your flooring, cabinetry, and other belongings can be negatively affected. If the leak has been developing slowly over time and releasing small amounts of water that ends up soaking into the materials below, the damage can actually be significant. 

Protect Your Flooring

The first step you will want to take after finding a leaking appliance is to protect your flooring and any items around the leak so that no further damage is done. If the leak has become serious and you have standing water to deal with, a shop-vac can be used in removing as much of that water as possible, and you can put absorbent materials in place to help this process.  Professionals in your area can be contacted to come in to help if you find that you have a situation that’s too big for you to handle alone. 

Turn Off The Water Source

If the leak is significant, turn off any source of water to the appliance right away. Call your appliance repair person and have them come to take a look at the machine; be sure to check your warranty to see if it is covered so that you can be prepared for the financial cost to you. It may be time for a new appliance, and your professionals will be able to give you the right recommendation.

Assess Affected Areas

Assess the affected areas around the leak. If there has been a large amount of water standing for any period of time you may have some damage to flooring, walls, or personal belongings. Your SERVPRO cleanup and repair professionals can be onsite in no time to get your home or business back to normal.

Document Recovery

Documents and other paper items may have been affected, so make sure you talk to a professional restoration company that specializes in document recovery and restoration; they will have the equipment and training to be able to save these items if at all possible. 

SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson is ready and waiting to help you 24 hours a day and 7 days a week with all your water damage and fire damage issues, and we handle document restoration, too. Mold remediation and prevention are also areas where we excel, by maintaining the training and skills necessary to properly manage this type of cleanup project. We can get your home or business Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned, too. This franchise is independently owned and operated.

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