3 Essential Things You Need to Do After Appliance Leaks

Appliance leaks are a common household problem that can cause significant damage to your home. In fact, according to a study, appliance leaks are responsible for over 30% of all water damage claims.

While appliance leaks can be a major hassle, there are a few things you can do to minimize the damage and restore your home to its pre-leak condition. In this blog post, we will discuss the three essential things you need to do after appliance leaks.

Hand turning off a water valve to stop the water supply.

Turn Off the Water Supply

The first and most crucial step when dealing with an appliance leak is to turn off the water supply to the affected appliance. This immediate action stops the source of the leak and prevents further water from flowing in, minimizing potential damage. 

Water leaking from an appliance causing damage to the floor.

Assess the Damage

Once the water supply is turned off, take some time to assess the extent of the damage. Understanding the extent of the issue helps you decide on the appropriate next steps. Here's what you should do:

  • Unplug the Appliance: Ensure the appliance is unplugged from the electrical outlet to eliminate any risk of electrical shock or short circuits.
  • Move the Appliance Away: Carefully move the appliance away from the affected area to prevent further water damage.
  • Inspect for Damage: Examine the appliance for any visible damage, such as loose hoses, cracked pipes, or damaged seals. Identifying the source of the leak is essential for necessary repairs or replacements.
  • Clean Up Excess Water: Use towels, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum to remove standing water from the affected area. This will help prevent water damage and mold growth.

Call The Restoration Professionals

When an appliance leak strikes, it's tempting to try to tackle the cleanup and restoration yourself. However, unless you have extensive experience in water damage restoration and mold remediation, it's highly recommended to seek professional assistance from a reputable water damage restoration company.

Promptly call PDQ Restoration for immediate service and assistance.

Here's why calling the restoration professionals is the smart choice:

  • Expertise and Experience: Restoration professionals possess the specialized knowledge and hands-on experience to effectively handle the complexities of water damage restoration and mold remediation. 
  • Specialized Equipment: They are equipped with industrial-grade dehumidifiers and other specialized equipment.
  • Comprehensive Restoration Services: Restoration professionals go beyond simply drying and cleaning the affected area. 
  • Insurance Claim Assistance: If the leak damage is covered by your homeowner's insurance policy, restoration professionals can work directly with your insurance company.

PDQ Fire and Water Damage Restoration is Your Go-to Solution in New Jersey

At PDQ Fire and Water Damage Restoration, we understand the stress and disruption that appliance leaks can cause. That's why we're committed to providing comprehensive restoration services to help you get your home back to normal as quickly as possible. Give us a call at 973-447-3363 to know more about our superior services.

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