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How To Prevent Washing Machine Water Damage

12/2/2021 (Permalink)

A picture containing a washing machine SERVPRO certified technicians are trained and experienced in all phases of water damage mitigation.

One of the most common causes of water damage in a home comes from washing machine hoses. A leaking washing machine hose can cause water damage and potentially damage the subfloors of your home. Our SERVPRO certified technicians can limit water damage in your home or business and prevent further damage.

What causes hoses failure?

One of the most common reasons is the material in traditional rubber hoses. Rubber hoses lose their structure over time and are subject to cracks, leaks, and bursting. In addition, most hoses will eventually break from everyday wear and tear. Every time the washing machine shuts off, water sends shockwaves through the water pipes and hoses.

When water damage occurs in your home, time is of the essence, which is why we can respond to your calls 24 hours a day. SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover will dispatch a crew of certified technicians. Our technicians will promptly arrive at your home to begin a fast mitigation process. Leaks from washing machines are tackled with industrial-grade wet vacuums to clean up standing water.

Water Clean-Up in College Park/Hyattsville/District Heights/Landover

The project manager will start the mitigation process by searching for moisture reading in your home. We can identify moisture levels in your carpet and flooring using a moisture meter. Once moisture readings are reading dry, we can use carpet tools to separate the carpet from the subflooring. Keep in mind that some carpeting may have to be discarded and replaced depending on the water damage.

To ensure that the sub-flooring is not at risk of rotting, we can deploy air movers to force water out of the floor. Placing dehumidifiers can also draw moisture from the wood to quickly dry out your home.

If you have experienced a washing machine leak and need assistance, contact SERVPRO of College Park/Hyattsville and SERVPRO of District Heights/Landover at 301-799-3662 and 301-577-1166. We are available 24/7 and can immediately put you on track to getting your home back in order.

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