How to Avoid Appliance-Related Water Damage | SERVPRO® of Lowell
Our day-to-day is made so much easier by the helping hand of our trusted household appliances. We owe a lot to our hardworking appliances, and failing to upkeep them with the proper maintenance can result in major damage.
Staying on top of your appliance upkeep is a way to prevent a water damage disaster. Failing to catch problems like leaks early on can have a significant impact on your Lowell home in the long run.
Thankfully, you can keep your appliances running smoothly by including these vital prevention methods in your chore list:
Checking for water damage on a regular basis is the most effective way to avoid it. A simple look around can often help you catch a vital issue before they get the chance to escalate.
Leaks can sneak in under your refrigerator or dishwasher, so it’s important to inspect these areas for wet spots or puddling often. Moving them out of the way allows you to get a better look and makes cleaning up around these unseen areas easier.
Your HVAC is another important part of the home that can hide major water issues in places you can’t see. To avoid water damage in these areas, be sure to check your vents for water on a regular basis and repair the damage as soon as you spot it.
It might not come as a surprise to learn that your water heater can be a main culprit of water damage. Pay close attention to your heater and check for leaks as often as you would with your other water-using appliances.
Yearly or Long-Term Maintenance
Consistent maintenance can help you avoid massive water damage, but following the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer can be even more beneficial.
Inspect hoses and tubing on your fridge, washing machine and dishwasher for punctures, knots and other indicators of damage. Regular repairs and replacing damaged parts can help to prevent future appliance issues.
To ensure your appliances and parts are always up to date, you should retire older equipment at least every 10 to 15 years.
Our appliances can make life easier, but unexpected issues can turn them into a headache. Avoid issues and protect your home by working hard to prevent water damage and keep your equipment running smoothly.
Have water damage in your home from an appliance or another source? Our team is here to help, so call us day or night.