Did you know that malfunctioning household appliances are one of the biggest causes of residential water damage? As household appliances get older, their pipes begin to rust and crack and their hoses can weaken. Washing machines, refrigerators, water heaters and dishwashers are all susceptible to deterioration, so keep watch on older machines. The two main appliances that cause water damage in homes most frequently are washing machines and hot water tanks. Make sure to have your appliances serviced regularly and keep an eye out for any rusty or cracking pipes!