Watch Those Appliances!
- Appliances like washers, refrigerators with ice-makers, or dishwashers all have water lines running into them… leaving them susceptible to water leaks. With these types of appliances slow leaks tend to go unnoticed as they literally happen behind the scenes of the machine itself. Cracked lines or old washers/connectors can cause hundreds of dollars in water damage to your home.
- A water alarm can be installed directly onto the appliance. It will detect when a leak is occurring and make a noise, alerting you that something isn’t quite right. You can then shut off the water supply and figure out where the leak is before the water becomes a larger issue than just a small drip.
Water alarms range everywhere from $25 for a small wireless option to larger professional alarms that can range into the hundreds of dollars. All models are available at hardware stores, where you will be able to consult with an expert on what will work best for your needs.
If you’re already dealing with water damage caused by a burst pipe or other flooding, the professionals at Alpha Omega Disaster Restoration’s emergency water damage team are standing by. Contact us today 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and we will work to restore your home as quickly as possible.