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Water in the Laundry Room!! 02720

1/26/2021 (Permalink)

Water in the Laundry Room!! 

I rarely hear anyone say they love doing laundry but water in the laundry room is another headache that nobody needs.  

If the drain becomes blocked, this can lead to large amounts of flooding–quickly. ... If you think your drain is clogged, also check your drain filter. Your washing machine may drain directly into a sink with a drain filter.

Water damage can be sneaky, especially in places like your laundry room, where plumbing issues can build up over time with a small-but-constant drip, or create large damage all at once from a broken water supply line. If the flooding isn’t addressed quickly, then the stagnant water can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and unsalvageable damage to personal belongings. 

It’s a good idea to check the washing machine water supply lines to ensure they are clear and water can flow freely.  

The placement of your laundry machines makes a big difference in the prevention of water damage. Always place your washer away from the wall, as opposed to flush against it, to allow room for the supply lines in the back. If pressed up against a surface, the water supply lines might kink and cause water to back up and leak out. If you need to stack your machines, make sure to place the washing machine on the bottom. In all cases, ensure your appliances are level. A level, balanced washer will keep all its parts in place.  It’s important to keep the agitator centered for the spin cycle and not spill water. 

Inspect the laundry drain and laundry drain filter and check the laundry sink for clogs and debris.  

Conducting routine maintenance can save you time & money.  

Water damage in your laundry room is preventable by regularly inspecting your washing machine and dryer. Being aware of these common flooding causes in your laundry room will help you stay prepared, avoiding future water issues. 

We never like to see someone suffer a water damage but we are here 24/7 to help you navigate and restore your laundry room quickly.  Call us at SERVPRO of Fall River for all your water damage needs at 508-676-9100.  

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