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Washing Machines, a water damage culprit.

3/22/2022 (Permalink)

Oftentimes we turn on our washing machines and walk away without thinking twice. However, machines that have not had their water level, pressure switch, or inlet valve checked are subject to overflowing and causing serious water damage surrounding the machine that can be tedious to recover. Unattended water damage on flooring and dry wall can lead to further damages with mold and odor that can be costly.

Luckily, there are a few things you as a home or business owner can do to prevent washing machine overflow. The first step would be to check and replace the hose to improve water flow to your machine. Leaky hoses can worsen the damage without being detected making them a leading culprit in water loss. Make sure to find the right size hose as per the manufacturer and disconnect the hot and cold water before replacing. Another preventative measure you can take is replacing a faulty pressure switch. Having the correct amount of pressure to your washing machine is key, so checking your pressure switch will prevent future overflows. Finally, make sure to check the water inlet valve. If you’ve checked the hose and the pressure, your final stop should be the water inlet valve which controls the water flowing in and out of the machine. These can be easily replaced by a professional or yourself.

Water damage is unpredictable but can be prevented. Routine check ins on each component of your washing machine will prove to benefit you greatly in the long run. If you should come across water damage, SERVPRO will be ready to assist you in restoring that space and ensuring it is dry to prevent secondary damage.

Tips can be found at https://fixappliances.ca/washing-machine-repair/how-to-fix-washer-overflow/

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