LEAKY APPLIANCES

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Don’t let a leaky appliance destroy your home

Leaky appliances are the leading cause of residential water damage. Small leaks can cause big problems with expensive consequences. Water damage is the most common type of water-related insurance claim, and water damage restoration can cost more than other types of restoration projects. This higher price is due to water’s tendency to creep and seep into your home’s surfaces, getting behind walls, under sub-flooring, and even down into the foundation of the home.

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Some symptoms of leaky appliance water damage are easy to spot: rotting wood, warped floorboards, crumbling drywall, creeping black mold. But other side effects aren’t so easy to spot. Hidden away behind walls or in less-traveled areas of the basement or deep in your crawlspaces, water damage isn’t easy to spot. Sump pumps, water handlers, dehumidifiers, and sewage ejector pumps are not always easy to reach, making them prime candidates for unattended leaks and water problems. That’s where we come in.

At Patriot Restoration, we use sophisticated technology to find hidden moisture, cold spots, and trickling water paths that the average person just can’t spot. Not only do we have the right equipment for detection, but we have powerful drying tools that can suck and blow moisture out of your home’s surfaces, restoring them to their pre-water-damaged state quickly, to prevent mold and serious damage.

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Leak detection in Knoxville TN

When leaky appliances cause water damage and it isn’t dealt with quickly, it can cause major structural problems in your home. Leaks can also cause mold and mildew problems, which are harmful to you and your family’s health, and can even be potentially fatal if left unchecked.

The following are some of the most common causes of leaky appliance water damage:

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Icemaker
  • Sump pumps
  • Well pumps
  • Sewage ejector pump
  • Stand alone freezer
  • Washing machine

Leaks from faucets, toilets, pipes and other water supplies can cause severe amounts of water damage if not dealt with immediately. If you have problems with leaks occurring under your sink, ice maker, water heater or fridges it may be time to call Knoxville’s water leak detection experts, Patriot Restoration.

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Leaky appliances can cause these signs of hidden water damage in your Knoxville home

Not all leaks from faulty, broken appliances. Sometimes it’s simply a bad fitting or a corroded water line with a hairline crack, or a cold water pipe with bad insulation causing condensation to drip-drip-drip behind the walls or under floorboards. But no matter what’s causing the water damage, there are a few signs to look for around the house.

  • Puddles of standing water
  • Shower curtains that show beads of moisture when no one has showered recently
  • Higher than normal moisture content in the air
  • Moist, clammy, or sticky-feeling air on lower levels or in the basement
  • Condensation and water beading on cool surfaces
  • Squeaking from your floor boards as they expand and contract because water has seeped into them
  • Rotting wood on the baseboards near the water source or water stains appearing on walls above where water sources were
  • Mold growing on water-damaged surfaces
  • Rust on metal surfaces
  • A musty odor that remains after water has been removed
  • Cooler areas than usual where water was standing

If you notice these water-damage signs it’s important to turn off the water source that’s feeding the leak until professional help arrives. If you have a leaking appliance, cut the power at the breaker and unplug your appliances before attempting any fix yourself such as tightening loose screws or removing debris from water sources. The water-damaged signs may seem obvious to you, but the water damage restoration team will be able to find and repair any hidden water sources.

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Leaky appliance causing mold issues?

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Patriot Restoration repairs water damage caused by leaky appliances

Patriot Restoration offers free estimates on water damage claims, and we work directly with your insurer to process your claim efficiently and with minimal headaches for the homeowner. We have emergency response teams that can arrive in the first few hours after you detect a leak. We also offer leak detection adn inspection services. We use sophisticated technology to detect cold spots that indicate excess moisture behind walls and under floorboards.

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