While we might expect water damage from a flash flood or a pesky roof leak, it’s the failed appliances that tend to surprise most homeowners. Staying on your guard and quickly contacting your local restoration company is the key to coming out ahead in an emergency. Keep an eye on these particular water appliances!
Which Failed Appliances Cause the Most Water Damage?
There are several machines that we rely on every day that are particularly destructive if things go awry. These include:
- Clothes Washers
- Air Conditioners
- Water Heaters
Washers are particularly susceptible to leaks when they fail to drain correctly. This is usually the result of blockage in the drain pipes. No matter what the cause may be, we’ve seen many halls, kitchens, and living rooms impacted by water damage from clothes and dishwashers.
While air conditioner leaks are usually less severe, toilet leaks occur frequently and can easily spiral out of control. The worst consequences however, come from defective water heaters, which often lead to extensive floor damage and mold growth.
How to Know When Your Water Heater is Failing
The good new is, your water heater won’t just fail overnight. There are several signs you can be on the lookout for. The first is a irritating scratching or knocking noise that often occurs when mineral deposits enter the storage tank. That’s why having your heater flushed every year is a prudent habit.
Also watch for any loose fittings and moisture buildup around your heater. This could cause minor leaks in the short run and major problems down the road. It’s always best to talk with a plumber if you have suspicions about your heater, otherwise you could find yourself calling late at night for emergency plumbing services.
Ask About Our Burst Water Heater Cleanup!
If the worst case scenario has struck your home, and a ruptured water heater is pouring water onto the floor, we’d love to offer our help as soon as possible! Give the Rescue Restoration team a call at 469.626.9516 to learn more bout our burst water heater cleanup in Rowlett, TX!