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Appliances That Cause Water Damage

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

grey modern kitchen Are you having issues maintaining your appliances to avoid water damage? SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is just a call away.

When we talk about causes of water damage, what comes to mind are external factors such as bad weather, clogged gutters, leaking roof, and more. On the contrary, some internal factors cause water damage in homes and business spaces as well. 

Of course, home appliances are there to make life more comfortable. However, some of those appliances can increase the risk of water damage in your home or business space. To make this clearer, let’s take a look at some of the appliances that can make flowing in your destructively in your private or commercial building.

Hot Water Heater 

This appliance is one of the top internal sources of water damage in a home. When your water heater becomes faulty, the leaks become a source of interior flooding. That’s why we recommend that you replace the appliance every 10 to 15 years. 

Meanwhile, before thinking of a replacement, you need to conduct a detailed maintenance check. Frequently, always check for cracks, leaks, and other faulty to make the necessary repairs to avoid further damages. 

Air Conditioner

This appliance, while working, builds up condensation, which drains away immediately. However, any blockage in the drainage becomes the beginning of impending flooding in the home. The best way to remove the overflowing water is to install a drainpipe. The drainpipe will direct the water outside the building preventing your property from damages.

Besides, it is essential to check your air conditioner frequently and follow the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions adherently. You can also call an expert for a detailed maintenance check.

Washing Machine 

To prevent water damage:

  1. Do a frequent personal inspection to check if the hoses are in perfect condition. 
  2. Look out for rust, dryness, or cracking in the hoses. 
  3. Ensure that you create a distance between the wall and machine to allow an easy water cycle. 
  4. Remember to replace faulty hoses immediately to avoid excess leaking.


The defrost drain is the prevalent cause of leaks in the refrigerator. The best safe practice to prevent water damage is to thaw the ice, then flush the drain with hot water. It is also essential to check the rubber seals on the door to ensure it closes tightly.


Dishwashers run manually. Hence water may overflow, adding excess detergent to each cycle. Faulty hoses and valves can cause water damage through your dishwater. After ten years of consistent usage, your dishwasher is due for a change.


Are you having issues maintaining your appliances to avoid water damage in your private or commercial space? SERVPRO of Manteca and Modesto is just a call away. Contact us now for top-notch water damage restoration services. We are waiting to help. 

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