Are you noticing a musty smell or even dripping water? If so, you might have a water leak. If it’s not necessarily visible, there are a few places you can check. Here are the top three places to check if you think you have a water leak.
Your kitchen is a great place to start looking for a water leak. Dishwashers and refrigerators are common culprits of causing water leakage and damage. One of the causes of leakage in fridges is the possibility of a blocked defrost drain. This happens when food particles or other debris block your defrost drain. When your drain is blocked, ice can begin to buildup and lead to water leaking. Your dishwasher is another appliance that may cause leakage in your home. Your dishwasher has a hose and other plumbing mechanisms that can cause water leaks if not correctly installed or aging. When something is loose inside your dishwasher, it can’t keep the water inside all the right places.
Laundry rooms are another culprit of water leaks and basement flooding. Similar to the dishwasher, there are specific hoses necessary for your washing machine to function correctly. Hoses need to be replaced every few years, so if you forget to do that, a problem is waiting to happen! Check behind your washing machine to see if there are any noticeable leaks. If you notice water leaking during a load of laundry, you will need to check your pump as well.
One of the causes of water leakage in homes is from air conditioners. Air conditioners are usually placed outside, but if next to basement windows, it can cause problems. Also, attic air conditioners can cause problems throughout your entire home if it is leaking. Some of the other ways your air conditioner can leak into your home stem from clogged condensation lines, damaged pans, rusted pans, broken pumps, dirty air filters, and low refrigerant.
If you think your home is suffering from water leakage, give Spotless Cleaners and Restoration a call. At Spotless Cleaners, we offer a variety of services, including restoration, carpet cleaning, flood clean-up, and more. Our water damage restoration services are available 24/7, especially in the case of an emergency. To learn more about our services, visit us online here or call us at (423) 926-9251 today!