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What Kitchen Appliances Cause Water Damage?

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Leaks in the average household can account for nearly 10,000 gallons of wasted water annually. But just as bad as the wasted water is the water damage that leaking or malfunctioning kitchen appliances can cause. 

You may not know it, but improper use and failing to inspect your kitchen appliances can cause severe water damage. For this reason, it’s important that you recognize what common kitchen appliances can cause the most water damage — and how to prevent it. 

Top Two Kitchen Appliances That Cause Water Damage

Certain appliances in your kitchen rely on water for their usage. But the main two appliances you should be wary of when it comes to preventing water damage are: 

1. The Dishwasher

Your dishwasher uses a lot of water for each cycle it runs. Because of this, you should always be careful how you operate it.

If you don’t already have a child lock on your dishwasher, consider getting one. Child safety locks ensure no small children will be able to open your dishwasher doors during operation. 

Dishwashers are designed to stop operating once the door is open. But if your dishwasher is malfunctioning, it can still run its cycle with the door open and cause water damage.

Also, adding too much detergent to the dishwasher can cause water damage. When operating your dishwasher, use only the recommended amount of detergent.

2. The Refrigerator

Most refrigerators these days serve filtered water and will always need water to form ice. Due to this, you have to be mindful of the current condition of your refrigerator.

Although durable, the water tubing on your fridge can be damaged over years of use. Eventually, it’s possible that the tubing can break one day, creating a leak that could cause terrible water damage if not detected early. 

The most common cause of a leaking refrigerator is when your defrost drain is clogged or freezing. If this happens, you will need to thaw the ice and use hot water to flush your drain. Make sure to check the rubber seals along the door to ensure tightness.

What Happens if Water Damage Occurs?

If water damage has occurred because of malfunctioning kitchen appliances, you will need the professional assistance of Richardson water damage restoration services

Experts in water damage restoration will use the appropriate tools, devices, and methods to reverse the damage that was dealt to your kitchen.

Call SERVPRO for all Your Water Damage Restoration Needs

SERVPRO has been in business for 35+ years, making us one of the most established damage restoration service providers out there. If you find yourself needing quality water damage restoration, you can count on us.

For any inquiries about our services, call us at (972) 690-1414. Or fill out our online form.

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