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Washing Machine Flooding in St. Clair Shores?

6/2/2021 (Permalink)

A washing machine water supply line is being tightened with a wrench. We mitigate water damage 24-hours a day in Macomb County.

Washing Machine Supply Line Maintenance Tips for St. Clair Shores

When you have a water damage emergency, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores will be there within four hours of your call to begin the mitigation and restoration process. Failed washing machine supply lines are a common cause of water damage, however by periodic, routine inspection, you can avoid a costly and time-consuming repair. Here are some loss prevention and maintenance tips from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety to minimize the potential for a supply line failure: 

  • Turn off supply valves when not in use
  • Consider installing a lever-type valve that is easy to operate between uses
  • Do not operate the washing machine while the home is unoccupied
  • Leave a three-to-four-inch gap between the back of the washing machine and the wall to avoid kinking the hose near the valve connection
  • Inspect the water supply line hoses every six months
  • Ensure that the connection to the valve is secure, but avoid over-tightening
  • Hand tighten the connection first, then tighten an additional two-thirds of a turn using pliers
  • Check the hoses for cracks, kinks, or blisters, which are most commonly found near the hose connection

Call Us Today!

When you need help with emergency water restoration services, SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores has a team of highly trained technicians on-call and ready to respond 24-hours a day. Call us today at 586-741-5050. We’ll restore your water damage in St. Clair Shores, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of St. Clair Shores is Independently Owned and Operated.

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