Taming leaky appliances for the long haul You rely on refrigerators, hot water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines to simplify your life. When one of them breaks down, life suddenly gets more complicated. Repair of the appliance by a third party is the first step. Once the appliance has been repaired, prompt professional cleanup is your next step — without professional cleanup you could end up with other problems, including: growth of mold and unhealthy living conditions, rotting wood and weakened walls or flooring, damaged carpets or rugs and unpleasant, lingering odors. Once a third party has repaired the source of the leak, Woodard’s licensed professionals will provide appliance leak cleanup services that leave your home completely dry and sanitary — whenever it happens, even in the middle of the night. This includes not just where the leak occurred, but all damaged areas. Understanding appliance leaks Common appliance leak cleanup causes include: Dishwasher: In dishwashers, a drain line leak can cause bacteria growth in the line. Also, the supply lines, which often undertake heavy water pressure, can give out — at times resulting in a floor-damaging overflow and not just a leak. Refrigerator: Similar to dishwashers, if enough pressure builds up in the supply line of a refrigerator containing a built-in water dispenser or ice maker, the line can burst and cause a leak. Refrigerators can also leak from the base and cause mold growth. Washing machine: Washing machine hoses are pressurized, so if a crack or tear occurs, your home can easily flood, resulting in water damage and mold growth along the walls behind your washing machine and beyond. If you need our appliance leak cleanup services, you may also need our restoration services, mold remediation or rug cleaning services.