Appliance Maintenance & Leak Prevention

Appliance Maintenance & Leak Prevention Tips in Shelby, Lincolnton, & Gastonia

People often do not notice water leaks or ignore thinking a minor leak won't do any major harm to the property. However, these leaks have the potential of leading to future water damage and mold growth. Therefore, it is a must to stop leaks and prevent your property from facing any future damage with costly repairs.

American Restoration, your local and trusted restoration company has been in property damage restoration business since 1971. With our years of knowledge and experience, we are recommending the following leak prevention tips.

How to maintain Your Washing Machine and Prevent Water Leaks

  • Replace the supply lines in every 5 years.
  • Turn off water valves when you're away from home for more than two days.
  • Avoid overloading the machine.
  • Avoid operating your washing machine being unattended.

Maintenance and Overflow Prevention Tips for Your Dishwasher

Maintenance and Overflow Prevention

  • Do not use regular dish soaps, rather use the ones specifically made for dishwasher.
  • Avoid using too much soap.
  • Occasionally clean the dishwasher drain and immediately fix it when it gets clogged.
  • Make sure the valves aren't too tight or loose.
  • Replace your dishwasher after 10 years of usage
  • Keep a close eye on the door gasket, spray arm, and the float switch; and replace them as soon as possible when you notice any crack or tear or malfunction.

Refrigerator Maintenance and Leak Prevention Tips

  • Clean the coils once or twice a year.
  • Maintain the temperature 37 to 40-degree Fahrenheit for the refrigerator and 0 to 4-degree Fahrenheit for the freezer section.
  • Check and clean the gasket regularly.
  • Change filters
  • Do not overload or completely empty the refrigerator.

Tips to Maintain Water Heater and Prevent Bursting

  • Remove sediment by flushing the tank every six months.
  • Inspect and repair your water heater after four years of usage.
  • Replace old water heaters that have been used for 10-12 years.

Contact American Restoration for Restoration Services in Cleveland County & Surrounding Areas

Sometimes the damages may seem insignificant however it can lead to other issues if not addressed as soon as possible. If you’re worried that a water leak has damaged your home contact us right away. We are a certified, professional, and fully-equipped restoration company in Cleveland County serving Bowling Green, Spartanburg, Rutherfordton, York, and their surrounding areas to help you restore your home or commercial property. If you have any queries about us or want to schedule your service call us at 855-432-2728 or contact us online through our contact form.

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