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Are You Maintaining Your Home Appliances Correctly?

7/27/2021 (Permalink)

A Washing Machine Don’t Let Your Home Appliances Wreck Your Day!

All appliances using water are important to all of us.  Washing machines are essential to every household.  Nobody wants to wash clothes the old fashioned way by scrubbing them in a sink or bucket.  That is why it is important to maintain your washer machine and keep it running smoothly.  For some helpful tips on maintaining your washing machine, read below!

  • Inspect the hoses:  Check your machine’s water hoses for signs of wear and tear every month.  Any leak or burst can cause a flood, water damage and even mold in your home.  It is recommended to replace washing machine hoses every five years.
  • Don’t overload it:  Look at the owner’s manual and follow the instructions for appropriate loading sizes.  Overloading your washer machine will throw the machine off balance, causing potential water overflow.
  • Use the right amount of detergent:  Again, follow your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended amount of detergent.  Using too much can cause foaming along with overflow, causing water damage to your home.
  • Wipe down the drum, gasket and door:  Wiping your machine down once a month will help ensure the waster won’t give off odors that can seep into your clothes.

If your washer machine happens to cause flooding and water damage to your home, no worries, we are here to help! 

Our team here at SERVPRO of North Oakland County will remove the water and use drying equipment to control temperatures and humidity, minimizing secondary damage.  If there is mold damage, we can also control and remove mold contaminants while protecting the health and safety of your home.

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