Tips to Prevent Washing Machine Flood Damage in East Phoenix
Our Certified Team of Technicians Arrives Quickly to Handle Flooding at Your Home
Washing machines are ubiquitous these days, and of course, they make our lives so much easier. Unfortunately, as with any appliance, washing machines do not last forever. A washer can break or suffer wear and tear, and when that happens, there is always the risk of it causing a flood in your home.
Flood damage from a washing machine in your East Phoenix home means inconvenience and expense for you and your family. The appliance needs replacing or repairing, and there is also the cost of water remediation to be considered. SERVPRO is on hand to help when a leak occurs – but we recommend you take the following steps to prevent a leak from happening at all.
Don’t overload your machine. Throwing too many clothes into wash puts stress on the whole system and throws it out of balance. All that pressure comes out in the form of a leak. Keep your loads small to medium sized.
Protect your washer’s drain. Lint and fluff collect in the drain, and before you know it, you have got a block that leads to a flood. Buy some inexpensive lint catchers and be sure to change them every month.
Check the supply hose. Supply hoses are under a lot of pressure and are in danger of developing cracks that lead to floods. Look at your hose regularly and replace it if it looks damaged or feels worn.
Protect door seals. Door seals are essential for keeping the water where it belongs – inside the washer. Protect door seals from erosion due to mold or mildew by wiping them with a weak vinegar solution every month. Do not forget to rinse and thoroughly dry seals after using vinegar on them.
Install a single lever shut-off valve. Make it simpler to shut off the water should an incident occur by replacing standard connections with a single lever shut-off valve. Simply pull the handle, and the water is off.
Accidents sometimes happen even when you take precautions. That is why SERVPRO is on hand to deal with any washing machine related flooding in your home. Our IICRC-certified teams arrive quickly and are equipped with extraction equipment to remove the water, air movers and dehumidifiers to dry your home, and moisture detection equipment to make sure it is thoroughly dry.
For flood remediation, give SERVPRO of East Phoenix a call at (602) 507-6163 today.
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