Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Boilers etc…
The advantage of today’s appliances like dishwasher’s and washing machine’s is they work so well, we fill them up, turn them on and leave them to to their job … while we are free to go to work, do the shopping, or even go to bed. The main disadvantage is most are most are plumbed directly into the main water supply!
I have seen many kitchen appliances that have happily pumped water into the home, while the family were sleeping or out at work and school. Even if a component or hose only cracked … it could still pump around 1 cubic metre (1,000 litres) of water every two hours. That’s about 10 bath fulls of water every 2-hours that can spread around your home.
You may able to mop up some of this water, but what about the flood water that soaked into the bases of your kitchen cabinets, in between the wall cavity of both inside and outside walls, and soak into or under your flooring into the sub-floor. Its these areas that are most important, because if the flood water soaks into a hidden places Black Mould can start to form. It maybe a year or more before you find it once people start to become sick.