Leaking Appliances
Commercial & Residential

Leaking Appliances

We rely on hot water heaters, refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers to make our life simpler. However, when an appliance breaks down, our life quickly becomes more complicated. The leaking appliance needs to be repaired by a third-party professional. This is always the first step because if the leak is not stopped, it keeps causing water damage. After repairing the appliance, you need prompt, professional cleanup. 

A failure to contact leaking appliance cleanup specialists can lead to serious problems. This includes:

  1. Mold growth;
  2. Weakened flooring or walls;
  3. Rotting wood;
  4. Damaged rugs or carpets;
  5. Lingering, unpleasant odors.

After the appliance leak is repaired, a licensed, qualified, and experienced Green Restoration professional offers leak cleanup services that guarantee your home remains sanitary and dry. We are available 24/7.

The Most Common Causes of Appliance Leaks

  • Dishwashers – A simple drain leak will cause the growth of bacteria inside the line. In addition, the appliance’s supply line undertakes really heavy water pressure. It can give out. When this happens, the overflow is not a simple leak. It is a flood that damages the floor.
  • Refrigerators – When too much pressure builds up inside the appliance’s supply line, especially when the unit contains an ice maker or a water dispenser, the pipe can easily burst. This causes a severe leak. Also, refrigerators can leak from their base. This often causes unseen mold growth.
  • Washing Machines – Hoses in the washing machine are pressurized. When there’s a tear or a crack, the area around the appliance can quickly flood. This leads to water damage and even mold growth in the walls close to the washing machine.

Remember!

When you deal with any water damage incident, a bucket and a mop are not enough. Professional help is required to help you restore the home properly. Green Restoration is more than capable of helping you deal with possible contamination and standing water. If you live in Connecticut or Westchester County, NY, do not hesitate to contact us at 833-800-0474.

Important Things to Know About Leaking Appliances Cleanup

When water damage appears, you need to react immediately because it is impossible to predict when the situation goes worse. As soon as you see signs of a leak, shut off the appliance’s water supply and contact a professional.

A huge problem with appliance leaks is that they lead to flooding with gray water damage, which is filled with bacteria and other contaminants. This water is dangerous for humans and pets. The regular homeowner does not have the equipment needed to deal with gray water damage. Because the risk of becoming ill is too high, always contact us. The licensed professionals at Green Restoration use advanced restoration equipment to make your home safe again.

If an appliance leaks, the water damage keeps getting worse and worse. If you attempt to perform the fix alone, there is a very high possibility you will miss vital steps that are needed to keep your family safe.

Emergency eco-friendly, green water damage restoration services are available in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Contact Green Restoration now for a free quote.

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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