When it comes to the potential for water damage, there are numerous items in your home that will be responsible for this at some point in the future. Whether it’s a clogged toilet, backed-up drain or malfunctioning dishwasher, all of these occurrences can create real problems.

We rely on appliances and plumbing fixtures for the basic necessities of everyday life, but consider these potential flood hazards that are just waiting to happen:

Clogged toilet – there are few things worse to have to deal with than dirty toilet water spilling out and quickly flooding your bathroom. If you’re unable to turn off the water fast enough, a broken toilet can be a tough mess to deal with.

Malfunctioning dishwasher – this beloved appliance doesn’t have a long lifespan. On average, they last between 7 and 12 years. If your dishwasher is on the older side, there’s a greater chance that it will break and cause a cascade of water to flood your kitchen.

Broken washing machine – similar to dishwashers, washing machines last about 11 to 15 years. If your appliance either overflows from the top or due to a leak in the house, it can quickly flood your room with fast-flowing water.

Refrigerator with ice maker – there’s nothing better than an automatic ice maker, except when the drain line breaks. This can easily create water damage in the kitchen that needs to be cleaned up by a professional.

Water heater – while it’s a finite amount of water, if you have a full-sized water tank it can cause extensive damage to your home. It’s difficult and time-consuming to clean up the mess left behind when a water heater leaks.

Consider what you would do if your home were to be flooded by a broken appliance. How would you clean up the resulting standing water in your home? If you’re the victim of an appliance malfunction or plumbing emergency, call us right away for fast water removal and restoration services.