What You Should Do if your Washing Machine Floods
Washing machines use up to thirty gallons of water to clean our clothes on a regular basis. If this convenient device were to flood, however, there would be extensive water damage to your home. Disaster can strike when we least expect it, so it’s best to have some knowledge of what to do if you experience this problem.
How to Fix the Problem
Cut off the electrical power supply to the washer at the fuse box. Don’t stop the washer or immediately pull the electrical plug since doing so can lead to more flooding and possible electric shock.
Remove the clothes from the washer and drain them in the sink to remove some of the water from the washer.
Check to see if the washer hoses are leaking water. Tighten the hot and cold water supply hoses, and ensure that the drain hose is properly in place.
Test the washer without laundry or detergent to ensure the problem is solved.
To prevent your washer from flooding, do not put an excessive amount of laundry in the washer during a cycle, and make sure the machine was not recalled.
A water disaster can stem from a small problem, such as a washer leak. If you experience any water damage in your home, SERVPRO of West Chester can handle the loss for you and restore your property to its preloss condition.