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How to Deal with an Appliance Leak

How to Deal with an Appliance Leak

Dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters are appliances that help improve your home’s functionality and comfort levels. However, these systems can experience issues after some time. The most common problem is an appliance leak – a disaster many homeowners find difficult to mitigate.

Fortunately, if you follow these tips, you can keep water damage at bay and save your broken appliances before they become unusable:

1. Turn Off the Appliance and Your Energy Supply

The first thing you want to do is to turn off your leaking appliance to keep water from infiltrating other areas of your home. Next, you should shut down your energy supply to prevent electrical damages.

2. Call Your Local Water Damage Restoration Expert for Help

Before you do any actual cleaning, it’s smart to contact your local water damage restoration company and your preferred electrician for help. At Kennedy Carpet, our restoration technicians are trained to determine the scope of the damage the disaster has inflicted and have the necessary tools to handle the problem. We are available 24/7 to help in the case of an emergency.

3. Move Your Valuables, Furniture, and Other Contents Out of the Affected Area

If there are any valuables, furniture, and other delicate contents in the affected area, it’s in your best interest to move them to a different room. Any leaking water coming from your dishwasher or washing machine can be contaminated and encourage mold and other waterborne pathogens to develop on your contents.

Items that are soaked need to be handled with professional care. They also have to undergo a specialized repair or contents restoration process so they can be restored back to their original conditions.

4. Remove As Much Water As You Can

Once the area has been cleared, you can start removing as much water as you can with towels and other cleaning products. You can use wash clothes and towels to soak up water from various surfaces and a mop to push water out of your home. You can also use a wet/dry shop vacuum to extract water from the carpets, as long as your predicament allows you to use electricity.

5. Keep the Area Dry if Possible

To minimize the effects of water damage, keep the affected area as dry as possible. Open your doors and windows, as well as your electric fans or dehumidifier to lower the levels of moisture in your home.

If you’re looking for someone to handle water damage restoration after an appliance leak, contact Kennedy Carpet today. We offer reliable appliance leak restoration and cleanup services for properties in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area.

Give us a call at 888-369-8626 when you need help with restoration and carpet cleaning services. All of Kennedy Carpet’s emergency services are available 24/7.