Washing Machine Maintenance
Washing machines are our best friends! They take all the hard work out of doing laundry and allow us to sit and relax while we watch Sunday football, however did you know that washing machines failures are one of the most common was your home can flood? It’s true! While there are many different ways water from a washing machine to cause damage is the main reason is the water supply hose.
To keep from experiencing unexpected water damage in your home, you should be sure to do routine inspections of your supply lines. If the line is loose, tighten it up a bit. Look for any worn tubing or cracks and any worn hoses should be replaced. A good rule of thumb is to replace your supply line every five years, even if you don’t see any visible sign of wear. Try and upgrade to a braided steel one, as they’ll last longer and can hold up to more.
If you’re going to be away from your home from any length of time, you should shut off the valve to make sure nothing can happen by accident while you’re away.
If you have had any water damaged caused by an appliance, give SERVPRO of Grapevine/NE Tarrant County a call today! 817.595.2506