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Why Is My Refrigerator Leaking Water?

8/20/2020 (Permalink)

Leaking Refrigerator Faulty appliances like a leaking refrigerator can quickly cause water damage in your home. Call the professionals at SERVPRO today for assistance.

SERVPRO techs know the damage that a slow leaking appliance can leave behind in your Waterbury home.

It can be frustrating to find water collecting on your kitchen floor. When a refrigerator leaks, there are a few main reasons why this occurs: 

  • Leaking water line inlet, to the water dispenser or ice maker
  • Make sure the power is on, lack of electricity can cause water to drip from defrosting items or overflow the defrost drain
  • Clogged water or defrost drain  

What Type of Water Damage Repair Should I Expect After a Leaking Appliance?  

After the refrigerator gets fixed, the water damage repair in your Waterbury home should occur as soon as possible, as there is the potential for mold growth and other issues. In the case of a long-standing leaking problem, the water can swell and damage the floor covering and subfloor. 

SERVPRO techs can use their moisture detection equipment to determine how far into the subfloor or sheetrock water has migrated. This enables the techs to perform any necessary water removal and set up the best setup for their drying equipment to ensure the area gets dried completely. 

The drying process gets monitored carefully, and the SERVPRO techs take readings during, and after to be sure, all the moisture gets removed. If any signs of mold growth are found, the techs have professional anti-microbial cleaners and abatement technicians to dry and remove any existing colonies. Afterward, the application of a sealant ensures that the mold will not return to the remediated area. 

After the situation gets mitigated, the techs may suggest the installation of dampness detectors around the home in hard-to-see places so small problems can get caught before they turn into significant issues. 

SERVPRO of Waterbury at (203) 757-5050 when you need cleanup and water damage repair. The technicians can identify issues caused by the moisture and return your home back to normal through the use of their advanced equipment and methods. 

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