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Did your water damage come from your washing machine?

10/27/2021 (Permalink)

Washing machines are a modern advancement that we are all thankful for; however, they can also create a modern problem that has your home floating. Washing machines can create water damage in your Richmond home.

Here are ways that water damage can go from inside to outside the machine: 

  1. If your floor drain in your laundry area is full of debris or lint, it can create back-up that causes water to pool. 
  2. External supply hoses, start a fill cycle on your machine and look for drips around the water supply connection hose. If the hoses themselves seem to be free of corrosion or rust but are still dripping, try replacing the internal washers to create a tighter seal.
  3. Check your internal hoses and lines. You want to make sure they are properly connected and clean. This way water does not leak and overfill or create a backup. 
  4. Always check the seals of your washer. Over time, these places can wear and tear and create cracks that let water leak during the washing machine cycle. These damaged tub seals could be the cause and will need to be replaced, especially if you have owned your washer for a number of years or do several cycles a day, every day.

Call a local repair professional to check these issues if you are not sure yourself. It is always better to be prepared!

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