Appliance Leak Clean Up

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Have you experienced the frustration of coming home after a long day at work to find out that your washing machine, air conditioner or another appliance has leaked water all over the floor in your living space or basement? These types of leaks can cause quite a bit of damage to a home, and it’s essential to quickly remove water from appliance leaks and properly repair water damage.

Appliance leaks can cause serious damage

Leaking appliances, while an inconvenience, can make quite a mess, but those aren’t the only problems that you need to worry about. Mold in wall There are many cases where an appliance leak wasn’t addressed for hours because the homeowner was at work, as well as small leaks that went unnoticed until a bigger problem occurred, such as mold growth, damage to drywall, carpet and flooring, wood rot and even expensive structural damage. Even minor leaks should be addressed immediately to prevent further damage from occurring.

Cleanup

If you have a water leak, here are some steps you can take to minimize the damage to your home and belongings.

Appliance Leak Clean Up

  1. Shut off water to the appliance that's leaking. If that isn't possible, shut off your home's main water supply. If you don't know where the shut-off valves are, now is a great time to locate them.
  2. If water is near electrical outlets, turn off the electricity at your fuse/breaker box and call an electrician.
  3. Call a plumber and water removal expert. Many are available 24/7 for emergency clean-up and repair.
  4. If you don't need to turn off electricity, turn on fans and a dehumidifier to start drying out wet areas.
  5. If water is leaking from a ceiling, place a bucket under the leak. (If the ceiling is "bowed," there may be a significant amount of water in it. Use caution to prevent a ceiling collapse.)
  6. Use towels or mops to soak up as much water as possible, to prevent further damage.
  7. Use a wet/dry shop vacuum to pull water out of your carpet. Be certain the power cord isn't near any water.
  8. Movebelongings to a dry area.
  9. Put blocks under furniture to raise it up off a wet floor.

After taking these steps, don’t forget to seek professional help for complete appliance leak cleanup. If you’re in North Carolina, don’t forget to call Pettyjohn’s Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Services at 919-289-8424 or check out our contact page.