Recent Water Damage Posts

Appliance Leaks

4/18/2018 (Permalink)

How often do you check your supply line to your appliances?  It is a good idea to check them on a regular basis to ensure there are no leaks, worn spots, or that a pest has chewed them.  The picture shows a dishwasher that had a slow leak that was not caught until the homeowner was sitting in her basement family room watching tv when water started to drip from the ceiling.  It didn't take long to figure out that the dishwasher had a very slow leak.  This leak got under the vinyl flooring in the kitchen which also soaked into the bottom of her cabinets and eventually down through the floor and insulation in the basement causing the drip that caught her eye.  When we arrived on site, the homeowner's sons had already tore out the vinyl and set up a few small fans to help start the drying process, saving us time to where we could just set up equipment and get the drying process underway with our professional grade equipment.  

Preventative Maintenance

3/16/2016 (Permalink)

When was the last time you changed the hoses on your washing machine?

Are you aware that a $20 hose can save you thousands in damages?  Check your hose and take time to go to your local hardware store to get a new one if it looks like it may not be up to par.