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The 5 Most Common Causes of Washing Machine Leaks

Flooded Laundry Room

If you’ve ever had to use a laundromat or a community laundry room, you know just how convenient it is to have a washer and dryer in your own home. That is, until the washing machine decides to leak and cause water damage. And because washing machines use an average of 15 gallons each cycle—with […] Read More >

Leaking Refrigerator

Leaking Refrigerator

Puddle Trouble A puddle discovered by the refrigerator can mean only one of two things…an ice cube or two that may have fallen and melted, or worse, a leak. Thankfully, there are only a few common causes of refrigerator leaks and they can be checked in a quick process of elimination. One of the most […] Read More >

What’s Causing My Water Softening System to Leak?

Water Softner

It’s estimated that nearly 90 percent of U.S. homes have hard water—water containing high levels of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. While hard water doesn’t pose serious health risks, it can create a plethora of issues around your home, including: Water that tastes “off” Dry skin and dirty hair from the shower Soap […] Read More >

Radiant Floor Heating and Water Damage

Radiant Floor Heating

Winter has arrived in the West. For our neighbors in Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, that means heaters have clicked on. Many people have turned to radiant floor heating. It has emerged as a popular heating trend over the last several years for both new house construction and homes undergoing renovation. And it’s with good […] Read More >

No Frozen Pipe Bibs Here–What to do to prevent a disaster!

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It’s time, temperatures are dropping fast! When temperatures begin to drop and plants go dormant for winter, it’s time to put away the garden hoses away until spring. Winterizing your exterior hose bibs—the outdoor faucets on your house—and properly storing your garden hoses is super simple and will keep everything working properly when they’re used […] Read More >

Learn How to Winterize Your Own Sprinkler System

Sprinkler System Blowout

In Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico having your sprinkler lines blown out for winter costs an average of $100, and must be done every year to prevent costly repairs and possible water damage. Irrigation systems either use rigid PVC pipes that can freeze, expand, and crack if water remains in them through the winter or […] Read More >

The Simplest Way to Check Your Home for Water Leaks

Leaking Pipes

If you’ve spent any time camping in the outdoors lately away from running water, a warm shower, or a flushing toilet, you’ve probably been reminded of the marvel of indoor plumbing. In many ways, the plumbing system is the lifeblood of your house, bringing you and your family fresh water to keep clean and hydrated […] Read More >

5 Easy Steps to Winterize Your Swamp Cooler

Swamp Cooler

As the days get chillier, the cold weather clothes get pulled from the back of the closet, the heat gets turned on, and the fireplace is prepped for use. Although you may be more concerned about keeping your house warm right now, spending just an hour properly winterizing your swamp cooler will save you an […] Read More >

Water Damage in Your Home or Business-Part 2

Flooded Basement

In part 1 of water damage in your home, we focused on bathrooms and appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and refrigerators. In part 2, will address other common areas, such as basements and roofs in a home or in a business where we commonly see water damage occur. BASEMENTS & CRAWL SPACES Basements and […] Read More >

Water Damage in Your Home or Business-Part 1

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Water damage in your home or business can be very problematic, but it’s also a danger to your health (mold growth) if water damage isn’t rapidly and correctly contained. Not only can water damage ruin your personal property, but it can also harm the foundation and structure of your home or business Water Extraction Experts […] Read More >

Mold in your Home or Business

Mold In House

Here’s why mold should be removed by certified technicians at Water Extraction Experts We’ve seen it all too often. Water damage has occurred in a home or business and the water damage wasn’t handled properly allowing mold to grow. Even in the dry climates of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming mold problems can happen. It […] Read More >

Water Damage Due To Storms

flooding due to storm

Storms can be severe in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. In the last few weeks, we’ve had hail the size of tennis balls, pouring rain, and tornados. Unfortunately, this type of weather is the reason many people have water damage to their home and property. Hail Damage Colorado and Wyoming can often have large hail […] Read More >

Help my Hot Water Heater Tank is Leaking…

Water Heater Leak Damage

Water damage in your home or business can happen quickly and from many different sources. Some sources are external, such as heavy rain, but most the time we see flooding from internal sources such as a broken pipe or a hot water tank that is leaking. If your basement is finished, a leaking hot water […] Read More >

Sprinkler Systems and Flooding

Sprinkler System

It’s May and everyone is ready to start watering their grass and planting their gardens. But as many people out here know, weather can be very unpredictable in Northern Colorado and Southeast Wyoming. It’s important to wait until after the last deep freeze which can often be in the middle of May and temperatures aren’t […] Read More >

Refrigerator Leaking Water: Help is on the Way!

Wood Floors

At Water Extraction Experts, our certified technicians often receive phone calls from customers in a panic when they’ve experienced water damage due to their refrigerator leaking.  We understand… your kitchen is the heartbeat of your home. Don’t fret, we’re here to help. Water Lines to Refrigerator “Frequently, when we here about a refrigerator leaking it’s […] Read More >

Dishwasher Leaks & Water Damage

Leaking Dishwasher

You put the last coffee cup in the dishwasher, start it, grab your keys and drive off for work.  Everything is great, right? Not so great if you come home to a flooded kitchen caused by a leaky dishwasher. Floods can occur very quickly. Our water damage certified technicians at Water Extraction Experts have helped […] Read More >

Frozen Hose Bibs and Pipes: Spring Thaw

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Last week Spring arrived in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Most of us will be heading outside to do a spring clean-up in the yard and start planting. The warmer weather also means turning the outside water back on. But before you head into spring…make sure that your outdoor pipes and hose bibs didn’t freeze […] Read More >