Laundry Room Water Damage Las Vegas

Posted on: December 19, 2016 by in Water damage
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Here are some tips to prevent laundry room water damage in Las Vegas

The washer and drier are usually located in the laundry washing area and they both create heat and moisture. Simple maintenance is required to help avoiding moisture problems and mold.
The following guides lines are simple to follow and they will provide good tips and indications for potential water damage that can be caused by the washer, the dryer, hoses, filters, and the utility sink (if you have one).

Be sure to carry out these inspections every few months and be detailed while performing them

The Washer

Water damage repair las vegasThe washer is hooked up to both cold and hot water lines. Check them often. Start with the joints, and fix a leakage if you find it. Be sure to look at both ends of the water lines. Clean or replace the filters every so often. An obstructed filter will slow the water flow into the washing machine, and may cause some malfunctions. This problem is worse in areas with “hard water”. Inspect the shut off valve by looking for drips into the washing machine while it is not in use. If you find a leak, change the valve.

Hoses & Filters

Like in most appliances, complications often start in the hoses. Try to keep at least four inches between the water connection and the rear of the washing machine. This space will prevent the hose from kinking and bursting. Check the hoses and replace them if old. Consider installing steel-braided hoses.

The Dryer

The dryer is connected to a ventilation hose. Check it carefully. The dryer ventilation hose must be connected to the outside. Search for lint behind and under the dryer and make sure the vent pipe is not clogged. Make the exhaust short as possible for the dryer to vent effectively.

Utility Sink

The utility sink is sometimes the source for water related problems. Search for leaks under the sink. A drip in the trap under the sink can be an indicator for issues and should be serviced immediately. Slow draining pipes may indicate a partially obstructed drain. A constantly dripping faucet must me repaired promptly. Replace sink seals if they are cracked or loose. Damped or spotted walls around plumbing pipes indicate an internal leak that must be fixed before additional damage occurs.

If you end up with water damage Las Vegas, let us know immediately.  This is usually an insurance claim, so we can get this issues fixed immediately.

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