Water Damage Restoration: Looking for Potential Damage

water damageWhen water damages your home in Santa Clarita, the source needs to be addressed and stopped as quickly as possible. Because there are so many different potential sources of water damage in our homes, it can be overwhelming to figure out where the water is coming from. If you find water damage in your home and the source is unknown, our water damage restoration team would like to recommend some of the first places you should look.  

  1. Washing Machine

On average, washing machines use 30 gallons of water per load. Because of all the water running in and out of the washing machine, it is a common culprit of water damage that requires immediate restoration. The water supply hoses can deteriorate over time, and the connections can loosen. The water hoses should be checked regularly and routinely to ensure that the connections are secure and that there are no leaks in the hoses. To prevent the washing machine from flooding, do not overfill the tub, avoid using too much detergent, and be sure that you are using the right detergent for your machine. Keep your eye on the hoses, and replace them at least every 5 years. If you notice your washing machine leaking water, shut off the water supply to it and call to get it serviced before using it again.

  1. Dishwasher

Like the washing machine, the dishwasher is another common cause of water damage in the home. Most cycles use around 6 gallons of water, so although it does not use as much water like the washing machine, it can still cause some serious damage that will require water damage restoration if it leaks. Using too much dish soap, adding too much dish soap, and having a clogged kitchen drain are some of the things that can cause the dishwasher to malfunction and cause water damage in your home. Be sure to clean out your dishwasher regularly to avoid clogs, and make sure that you are not overfilling the dishwasher. Check the water hoses regularly for any signs of leaks, and get them repaired or replaced as soon as possible if you notice anything that could compromise its integrity. 

  1. Air Conditioners

In Santa Clarita, our air conditioners get a lot of use. As a staple in our homes, our AC units need regular and routine maintenance to prevent them from leaking water all over inside. To cool down the air, air conditioners remove moisture from the air. If not properly drained, or is blocked or clogged, that moisture will leak out. Most people never suspect their AC units as the source of water damage, so leaks can go unnoticed or unattended for prolonged periods of time. The longer you wait, the more costly water damage restoration can be. Check your air conditioner at least once, if not twice, each year to be sure that it is functioning correctly and to prevent it from causing water damage in your home.

Water Damage Restoration In Santa Clarita

While all of these appliances make our lives easier and more convenient, they can cause some serious damage if not regulated and maintained. If you find water damage in your home, regardless of the source, the Santa Clarita water damage restoration at American Craftsman Restoration is ready to respond and quickly to minimize the damage and restore your home.