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The Consequences of Leaky Appliances: Water Damage And Mold Growth

Published by 911 Restoration Las Vegas on January 16, 2023 in category: Water Damage Restoration

Mold growth in your house is a serious problem most people are aware of. Toxic mold is often discussed in the media and can pose a serious health risk if not addressed. How did mold growth occur? Why is mold growth different in some homes than others? All it comes down to moisture. It all comes down to moisture. Leaky appliances are most likely to be the culprit.

Common sources of moisture include leakage and malfunctioning appliances. Mold growth can occur in places you are not able or willing to reach. Over time, this moisture can cause mold growth and water damage. You can learn more about how leaking appliances or malfunctioning appliances can cause moisture problems in your home. You can also learn tips and tricks to avoid them, and not require mold remediation services.

Common Fixtures And Appliances That Provide Moisture In A Home

Many fixtures and appliances in your home can create or deal with moisture. Some of these are obvious like the ones that use water in their operation. Others are subtler and less obvious. Below are the most common causes of water damage and moisture to your home.


Washing Machines

Leakage from washing machines can occur in many places. Leakage can occur in many places, including the drain, water lines and seals that connect with the machine. The pump and wash tub can cause damage to seals, gaskets, and internal piping.
Duct Work
Many people overlook the possibility of moisture problems caused by driers in their houses. Warm, humid air can be found in the vents and ducts that connect to your exterior from the drier. Mold growth can be caused by moisture buildup in walls, ceilings, and other areas.



Water damage and leakage can be caused by dishwashers, which are similar to washing machines. Leakage can happen from fittings and hoses. Mold can be caused by moisture seeping into cabinets, floors, or sub-flooring even if the door seal is defective or damaged.
Water Softeners/Heaters
Two systems that deal directly with large amounts of water in a house are water heaters and water-softeners. Water accumulation and damage could be quickly caused by a leak in one of these systems.


Plumbing Fixtures And Sinks

Sometimes smaller leaks may develop around drains, toilets, and plumbing fixtures. These can lead to mold growth in walls and cabinets, even though they are not obvious or intermittent.

Refrigerators/Ice Maker Water Lines

Leakage or damage to the water line in a refrigerator/freezer can be a source of water damage. These lines are hidden behind refrigerators so that you don’t see any water leaking. It can easily build up and seep into walls and floors. This can lead to significant, and often hidden, mold growth.


Tips To Prevent Moisture Accumulation And Leakage

It is impossible to prevent all home appliance malfunctions and water leaks. These are just a few of the helpful tips you can use to help reduce the likelihood of it ever happening. You can prevent water leakage and mold growth by taking steps.

  • It is important to ensure that appliances, fixtures and plumbing are in good condition. An experienced technician can conduct annual inspections of major appliances.
  • In the event of severe weather, it is important to inspect all appliances and piping. The amount of condensation can be affected by temperature and humidity.
  • You should not permit anyone to work in your home with appliances or piping. It’s not always more expensive to be more.
  • If you suspect that the fixture or appliance has a water leak, it is important to immediately turn off the water supply. To absorb any excess water, you can use a towel. A fan can speed up drying by circulating air. Open windows to increase airflow. Next, hire a certified inspector who will inspect the home for mold growth and water damage.

Expert Inspection And Monitoring For Mold And Water Damage

An inspection by a professional is the best way for you to find out if your house has suffered from mold growth or damage . 911 Restoration of Las Vegas offers the best restoration services in the Las Vegas area. 911 Restoration of Las Vegas is able to detect mold, mildew, and water damage. They are also available to provide advice and information on remediation. 911 Restoration of Las Vegas uses the latest technology and equipment. They also have highly-trained specialists who can help identify any problems in your home. Call us at (702) 623-0019 and see how we can provide you with a Fresh Start!

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