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Appliance leak? No problem!

4/13/2022 (Permalink)

Refrigerators with ice makers hooked up to plumbing are something we enjoy often not thinking about the potential water damage that looms if something malfunctions.

We appreciate the convenience of an automatic ice maker, but it can also be the culprit of household floods in Avon, OH. The copper or plastic water line that supplies an ice maker can leak or worse yet, become unattached if it’s not installed properly. Again, you should inspect the line periodically for crimps and make sure the valve connection is secure. Leaving a four inch gap between the refrigerator and wall also helps to prevent crimping in your water line. 

Dishwashers are another common appliance that can cause problems. If a dishwasher has a supply line burst it can fill your kitchen with water during a wash and rinse cycle. 

Another source of household floods is when a dishwasher backs up soaking the floor with sudsy water. The problem could be the wrong detergent, a faulty float, the buildup of food and other debris in the drain gate or a clog in the discharge hose under the sink.

Routine inspection of the hoses and connections can save you major repair costs in the future. In addition, check the drain gate frequently and remove food particles and debris.

 If your Avon, OH home is in need of water damage repair, our team is here to help 24/7.

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