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How a Leaky Fridge can Create a Huge Headache for Homeowners

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

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You should check to see if there are any sings of water damage around your appliances every couple of months.  A leaky fridge can create a lot of problems for the homeowner if it goes unnoticed for an extended period of time. If you see excessive moisture around the appliance, call an expert to determine the source and how extensive the damage is. Get it fixed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

A small drip can damage the wall making the paint peel or bubble. Sheetrock becomes bloated and warps over time.

A slow drip can create major problems under laminate and tile floors and could affect the sub-flooring. This can also affect the cabinets around the appliance. Particle board cabinets are extremely prone to water damage. In some cases, it may be necessary to refinish or replace some cabinets.

If you see dark stains or mold on the walls or floors, call a professional that specializes in mold remediation. You can purchase a water leak detection alarm and place it behind the appliance. Depending on the brand, you can get a notification on your mobile device alerting you if a leak is detected.

The team at SERVPRO of Universal City / St. Hedwig has specialized training and more than 10 years of experience in water damage restoration. Call us today at (210) 610-6800!

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