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Which Appliance Cause the Most Water Damage?

10/4/2021 (Permalink)

Water heaters are a major cause of water damage in homes. Call SERVPRO of Tracy if you experience water damage in your home.

We, SERVPRO of Tracy, have the unique ability to help property owners in a variety of ways to detect water leakage. You may think that water damage only occurs in your home or workplace after a storm, but actually most water damage calls that we respond to come from appliances that we use on a daily basis.  Here is a list of the most common culprits.

  • Refrigerators have all kinds of things that can go wrong and cause leaks: ice makers, water dispensers and condensation lines to name a few.  Water lines are the most normal culprit for leaks.
  • Dishwashers most commonly get clogged due to the wrong type of detergent being used, which causes the machine to overflow.  Small pieces of plastic may cover drain openings. 
  • Washing Machines leak thanks to uneven loads of laundry or pinched water hoses.  Sometimes a censor will fail to shut water off during filling.
  • Water Heaters cause more water damage in homes than any other appliance due to leakage.  You can remove sediment and prevent clogs from forming by flushing your water tank every six months.
  • Attic-Installed Air Conditioners can create water damage when condensation drain lines are clogged, but an annual maintenance check on your unit will help keep it from malfunctioning when you need it most.

If you need help with any water damage issues, don’t wait.  Call the experts at SERVPRO of Tracy at 209 834 0200. We are here 24 hours a day 7 days a week to help you. 

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