If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (203) 452-7781

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

What To Do If Your Washing Machine Causes Water Damage

2/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage can be caused by many things, but a leading reason comes from washing machines.  This is often caused by cracked, blocked, or otherwise compromised drainage hoses. Hoses wear out much faster than the machines that they are attached to, so even newer washers can cause this type of water damage.

If your washing machine causes water damage, locate the water shutoff associated with the machine.  This will at least prevent further water from flowing out. Once the water has stopped, call SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport for assistance.  We have the skilled technicians and specialized equipment to properly remediate the damage.  

A professional remediation company like SERVPRO can locate and extract water that is unreachable for most homeowners.  Additionally, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that secondary damage will not occur in the future. This includes mold growth, odor, and the breakdown of surrounding walls.  

To prevent this kind of damage occurring in your home, inspect your hose now for cracks, wear, and to make sure it is still secured properly.  Additionally, replace your hose every few years. Because water can freeze in the drainage hose, check during especially cold weather as well.

Other News

View Recent Posts