Overflowing Washing Machine at Your Lisbon Home? Here’s What to Do
SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has dealt with water loss a time or two. And one of the biggest flooding culprits in your house is----the washing machine. Laundry is usually a mindless job, that is, until water is all over your floor.
Not only does this cause a huge mess, but if left sitting long enough, it can cause mold and mildew growth…and now we are talking some dollars for clean-up. If your washing machine DOES happen to overflow, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is here to outline a couple of things you can do to fix the machine and the amount of water damage.
FIRST. Turn it off. You think this would be common sense, but unfortunately it needs said. Before you even think about fixing the machine, ensure it is unplugged from the wall, and turn the main water supply lines off to stop the flow of water.
Now you can clean. If the water on your floor is minimal, you can attempt the clean-up yourself with a mop and bucket. If the water is several inches high or more, call SERVPRO of North Columbiana County immediately for help. We will need to extract the water with high-grade equipment. If left unattended for too long…mold can begin to grow. In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County has the training, protective gear, and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold and water problems.
Try and determine the issue. More often than not, the reason is either a user error or a problem with the water inlet valve. Once you figure out the issue---run a test cycle to determine if you repaired the issue.
Do not overload the washer. An overloaded washer could be the reason for the over-flow. Run a small cycle to see if this changes anything.
Still need help? It’s time to call SERVPRO. If you have tried all the DIY stuff or this is not the first time this has happened to you…call us. We are water damage restoration specialists and are ready to restore your Salem home back to pre-water damage condition. We quickly extract the water and then dry your property using state-of-the-art equipment. SERVPRO of North Columbiana County uses moisture monitoring equipment to effectively measure and document the drying process to ensure your property is dry. If your home requires extensive restoration or cleaning, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County can conduct an organized, efficient move-out to protect your belongings from further damage. We do it all.
Please refer to our Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide and follow these tips to protect yourself and your property.