Restoration 1 of Evansville, Water Heater
Leak Water Damage Restoration Services
Water heaters can hold as much as 80 gallons of water depending on your usage requirements and the size of your family which will cause you major headaches if it bursts! Any size water heater leak can cause huge problems to floors, subfloors and walls.
So that water doesn’t have a chance to destroy your property, the quicker the water heater flood damage is dried, cleaned and restored, the lower your risk for hazardous mold growth. You may need professionals to clean up the mess if you have a large amount of water from your water heater leak.
Water Heater Overflow Cleanup
Water heater tank failures can happen, without warning at any time, and can cause substantial flooding and water damage to your Evansville home or business.
Water heaters can leak for several reasons, including loose fittings, cracked/damaged pipes, or a leaking tank. Water heaters can also burst pouring dozens of gallons of water into your home instantly. It is essential to act immediately if there is a water heater leak or burst, especially since the water is hot.
Hurricanes, heavy storms, flash floods, or other natural disasters are usually what comes to mind when one thinks about water damage. There are many other reasons why you could incur water damage.
Any appliance such as washing machines, freezers, water heaters, dishwashers and HVAC’s can cause a lot of water damage as most of them are not large leaks and usually go unnoticed by seeping down into your floorboards. All appliances that uses water for any reason or accumulates condensation simply from having it on can create water damage.
Washing Machine: Slow leaks can appear behind your washing machine from your water lines. The water lines are pressurized hoses that may have loose fittings that can leak slowly and if the lines are old, can eventually burst allowing for gallons of water to spill onto the floor, which can then lead to mold growth. Most homeowners leave their water supply hoses on when not using their washing machines.
Dishwasher: Dishwasher water lines (supply lines and drain lines) are notorious for leaking over time. The lines are usually located under your kitchen sink where there is an incoming supply of water as well as drains where the used water can be piped into. These lines are also under heavy pressure and the leaks can be slow, but over time can burst. There is often bacteria in the drain line and if left leaking, will eventually cause a mold buildup under your sink.
Heating & Cooling Equipment: Heating & Cooling Equipment: HVAC systems are prime candidates for leaks and some parts (vent work and air exchanges) are behind walls and ceilings. HVAC system leaks can be difficult to find, and can also promote mold growth. It’s important to have a professional HVAC company inspect the whole system for leaks and blockages.
Refrigerator: Refrigerators that furnish cold water or ice, can spring a leak over the years if the fittings get loose and the hoses age. These hoses are located behind and/or underneath your refrigerator concealing the leak if it’s slow. It’s much easier to spring a leak in these narrow hoses, because like dishwashers, the supply line is highly pressurized to get the water to where it needs to be to function and it usually travels upwards to get to the water tank or ice cube maker. Refrigerators can also experience slow leaks from the base taking longer to notice and can cause mold growth which generally comes from defrosting mechanisms.