How to Deal with Appliance Water Damage

If you’ve recently suffered water damage from a cracked toilet or a broken appliance, you might feel overwhelmed. By following these trusty tips, the cleanup process from appliance water damage should unfold quickly and efficiently.

Completely Dry the Affected Area

The most important thing to do is dry the area as quickly as possible. Mop up any water damaged linoleum or toilet overflow areas. Remove any soggy throw carpets and run them through the washer and dryer. Perhaps most importantly, bring in fans and dehumidifiers to help with the drying process. Dehumidifiers limit both hardwood floor damage and dishwasher and appliance water damage.

Prevent Mold

If you’ve been dealing with dishwasher and appliance water damage, mold could be a threat. Apply specialized products to walls, floors, and even furniture to crush out spore roots and prevent mold from forming. Mold-control products are especially useful with the following:
  • Water damaged linoleum
  • Water seepage in walls
  • Hardwood floor damage
  • Toilet Overflow damage
Nipping the mold problem in the bud before it begins is one way to save lots of money during cleanup.

Perform an Inspection of the Underlying Infrastructure

Make sure that you have a skilled professional inspect the following areas, which could also have suffered water damage:
  • Laminated wood
  • Electrical wiring
  • Pipes
  • Wood studs
  • HVAC system
By drying the affected area, preventing mold, and inspecting nearby fixtures, you should be able to get an excellent start on minimizing the damage and moving on happily with your life. Call us today to start helping prevent any further damage from a broken appliance. 
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