One of the leading causes of water damage in the home is due to overflow or connection failure from a washing machine. The primary cause of water damage is the supply lines leaking, which cause flooding, mold and water damage. Washing machine supply lines are pressurized, so even a small leak can flood a home in minutes. If you’re moving or will be away from your home for an extended period of time, make sure the water is turned off to prevent a washing machine flood.
If you are turning on water at a residential or commercial property, make sure appliances are in place and the connections are turned off. This can prevent major flooding in your home, which is quite common. Contact Emergency Restoration Services at the first sign of a water leak or flooding from your washing machine or call 757-775-6911. We will dispatch a technician to your home or office in the Virginia Beach area immediately.
Washing Machine Maintenance & Leak Tips
Washing machines need to be inspected regularly to ensure all parts are functioning correctly. If not properly maintained, your washing machine can leak, flood and develop mold. This can cause mold and water damage to surrounding areas in your residential or commercial property.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to reduce water damage:
- Every 5 Years: Replace the Supply Lines
- 2-Plus Days Away: Turn off Water Valves
- Never Overload a Washing Machine
- Do Not Leave Machine Operating Unattended
Check for signs that can cause appliance failure and flooding:
- Blistered Hoses
- Worn Tubing
- Loose Fittings
Appliance Overflow Cleanup Services
Appliances that hold water should be inspected regularly to see if they require repair or replacement. If left unchecked, what might start as a slow leak or appliance drip could eventually lead to appliance flooding or mold damage.
Emergency Restoration Services offers appliance leak cleanup and water extraction, structural drying, and water damage restoration services for:
- Washing Machine Overflow
- Water Heater Burst
- A/C Unit Drain Overflow
- Refrigerator & Ice Maker Overflow
- Dishwasher Overflow
Why Choose Us
- Available 24/7
- On Site In About An Hour
- Excellent Customer Service
- Insurance Billed Direct
- IIRC Certified Restoration Crews
- State-Of-The-Art Drying Equipment