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Taking Control of a Leaky Dishwasher | SERVPRO of Orland Park

2/21/2024 (Permalink)

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We all rely on our appliances and high-tech homes to help us get through our busy days. While we are running around in the morning making breakfast, getting dressed and feeding the dog, throwing a dish pod into the dishwasher and hitting “start” is probably something you do on autopilot. 

But what happens when you come home after a long day and discover that your dishwasher leaked all over your brand-new hardwood floors? You call SERVPRO®, of course!

Our water damage restoration team will jump into action to help you take control of the situation and to help you with any necessary repairs. 

The Effects of Leaking Water

Water has the potential to leak everywhere in your home. Once it starts flowing, it can get into every crack and crevice possible, which can be really troublesome when it comes to the cleanup. If water gets behind your walls, under your floors or behind your trim, it can be really hard to get at on your own. 

Once it gets back there, it can truly be impossible to dry out on your own without the assistance of professional equipment or some major construction. Over time, mold can start to grow, eventually taking hold and spreading all over your room, or the lingering moisture can compromise important structural components of your home. Taking action quickly is vital for the health and safety of your home. 

Your Initial Reaction 

Your first reaction will probably be a mixture of surprise and shock as you walk into the room and your socks become immediately soaked. Try to stay calm and locate your main water valve. This valve is normally located in the back of the machine or is coming out of the cupboard underneath your sink. 

Flip it off, and consider unplugging the appliance as well. You don’t want it to accidentally start back up and pour the remaining water in the pipes all over your floor once more! After the situation is mildly under control, pick up the phone and give us a call so we can get started. 

Why Professional Restoration Matters

While we are all capable of pulling out a fan or opening a window to help the area dry out, that may not be enough. Like we mentioned earlier, any water that gets to a place that you can’t easily reach can lead to some pretty serious consequences

Our team will be able to assist you best by setting up our powerful air movers and blowers, and we even have professional equipment that allows us to detect hidden moisture behind your walls.

We will work hard to dry up all of the water, and we can also ensure any repairs are handled quickly as well. Water is notorious for swelling and warping floors, ruining carpet and causing soggy walls or ceilings. We will ensure your entire affected area is clean, sanitized and repaired to your satisfaction.

Has your home suffered water damage? Call SERVPRO of Orland Park for immediate assistance. 

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