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How Can Refrigerator Maintenance Prevent The Need For Water Cleanup?

10/21/2021 (Permalink)

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Carol Stream Residents Want To Avoid Water Cleanup If Possible.

Carol Stream residents know how essential appliances are when it comes to convenience. What would we do without refrigerators to keep our food fresh, washers for our clothes, and dishwashers for those dirty plates?

Unfortunately, appliances sometimes leak. A leaking refrigerator can leave homeowners in Carol Stream needing water cleanup. In such events, SERVPRO is on hand to help. However, if you can prevent the leak from happening, that is even better.

What Can I Do To Prevent My Refrigerator From Leaking?

  • Here are some easy steps to prevent refrigerator leaks:
  • Check the level of your appliance – it should be leaning back slightly to ensure water drains in the right direction
  • Try to use a pipe cleaner to clean out the drainage line in the back of your refrigerator – you can also use a little soapy water
  • Check door seals and make sure they are clean and intact – if there is condensation on the outside of your appliance this could be a sign that the seals need replacing
  • Inspect the drip tray, defrost lines, and any other connections regularly

Should I Do Water Cleanup Myself or Call Someone?

If your refrigerator has leaked a tiny puddle onto your linoleum, you can mop it up with a cloth. However, if:

  • Water has gotten into a carpet
  • You suspect water has seeped into baseboards or walls
  • The leak has spread to other electrical appliances
  • You can see that wallpaper is damp and peeling nearby

It is time to call the experts. SERVPRO trains our teams in swift, efficient water mitigation. It does not make sense to try cleaning it up yourself when professional teams have the right equipment and proper training for the job.

What Can SERVPRO Do If My Refrigerator Leaks?

If it seems that water has made its way into carpets, under linoleum, or into walls or baseboards, we can help. We use a range of moisture meters to assess the situation. No job is too big or too small – we have moisture wands, spot cleaning kits, and even wall cavity drying gear, to deal with any water surrounding your refrigerator.

For help with water cleanup, call SERVPRO of Carol Stream / East Bloomingdale at (630) 830-6236.

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