If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (423) 326-1406

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What Appliances in My Kitchen Can Cause Water Damage?

8/5/2016 (Permalink)

Appliance Water Damage in Chattanooga Gets Fixed by SERVPRO

SERVPRO Answers the Call For Water Damage from Appliances and Leaks

Kitchens are home to many of the most costly and damaging disasters in a home. Many kitchen appliances use more heat, water, coolant, and other elements than anywhere else in the home, and a malfunction in any of these could spell disaster. When we respond to water damage calls, a great many of them pertain to damages in kitchens. Here are some fairly common appliances found in many American homes that may be susceptible to causing or taking on water damage.
Dishwashers, while used less often than some of the other listed appliances, nevertheless are not an uncommon source of water damage in Chattanooga homes. Dishwashers use hot, high-volume, and high-pressure water valves and pipes to clean dishes quickly, and a slight leak or malfunction in any of these may cause scalding water to blast across your kitchen. Dishwashers can even cause flooding if the leak is bad enough and the water is not stopped quickly.
Sinks and Pipes
Kitchen sinks and the pipes leading to them are a common cause for concern among homeowners. Although these are often easy enough to repair alone or don't cause too much damage even waiting for a plumber to arrive, these leaks occur often enough that we receive a decent number of calls resulting from their malfunction. Be sure to evaluate the water damage yourself, to see the extent and cost of damage. Remember the shut-off valve under the sink base cabinet.
Refrigerators typically have a water line, for ice making and coolant purposes. These lines and systems can rupture, potentially ruining not only your food but also nearby surfaces. Coolant may also stain floors and walls, depending on its composition.
SERVPRO of East Chattanooga is well-prepared to handle any kitchen-based water damage. Our technicians are experienced with most every appliance water damaging event commonly found in homes, and you'll surely be satisfied with our restoration jobs. "Like it never even happened." Call us 24/7 at (423) 326-1406.

Other News

View Recent Posts