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Broken Appliances Can Cause Water Damage and Mold

1/14/2021 (Permalink)

Today’s appliances are really quite a modern wonder. It’s amazing what they can do, from working on a timer to being controlled by an app on your phone. Unfortunately, most still lack the ability to warn you ahead of time if they’re about to break or burst. The appliances in your house are meant to make your life much more comfortable. While manufacturers are building these appliances better than they ever were in the past, washing machines and other appliances are not resistant to breaking down or malfunctioning. Even loose connections could spell big trouble for the laundry room and surrounding areas of your home, including water damage and mold.

What to do if your washing machine breaks

A broken or ruptured washing machine hose is a common cause of water damage in homes. The commonality of this problem does not imply that a broken hose is the only culprit, however. Older appliances are more susceptible to breaking down internally, and bushings and bearings failing to do their job can result in an equally damaging scenario. The problem is that oftentimes, you have no idea they’re breaking down until it’s too late! If you find that your washing machine is malfunctioning and pouring water onto the floor, you need to act quickly. The first thing that you need to do is to shut off the water supply to the machine by following the lines on the back of the appliance to the plumbing fixtures. Shut off both water lines, regardless if only one is causing the issue. Your next step is to call the professionals at SERVPRO of East Phoenix. 

How water damage can end up being more than simply water damage

Another challenge of a ruptured washing machine or one that has been leaking slowly over a period of time is the damage you don’t see. If water has been allowed to seep into walls and floors for a long period of time, mold growth may occur. It’s yet another reason to call a professional if a washing machine breaks, as you may have unseen damage that needs to be addressed.

How SERVPRO can help

Our experienced water remediation team responds quickly in these kinds of emergency situations to help get the water cleaned up quickly and thoroughly. A quick response can prevent further damages to adjoining areas of your laundry room by stopping the spread of water. Once the water supply has been shut off, our SERVPRO professionals can get to work on removing the water. Removal is accomplished through many different tools, from full-sized pump trucks to more economical vacuuming and portable pump solutions. Our technicians are trained to quickly assess the situation and use the techniques necessary for the best, quickest results. We consult with you each step of the way, so you know what we’re doing and the expected outcome.
No one plans for an appliance to burst or malfunction, but if you experience a water emergency, do plan to call SERVPRO! Trust SERVPRO of East Phoenix to handle the job thoroughly and professionally. For water damage or any other disaster, give us a call anytime at (602) 507-6163.

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