Washing Machine Water Damage
Washing Machines Are One of the Most Common Sources of Water Damage in the Home
Understanding your machine’s functions, possible risks and preventative maintenance required, is key to avoiding a costly water damage. The national average claim for water damage caused by a washing machine is over $5,000.
Common Causes of Washing Machine Water Damage
Make sure the hoses are connected tightly at both sides of the intake water line and inspect the hoses for worn out gaskets, cracks, holes, or pinches. It’s recommended to replace hoses every 5 years.
Inspect the drain hose for clogs and verify the hose is properly secured to the back of the machine and to the utility sink or standpipe.
Standpipes drain directly into the sewer. A sewage back can cause a category 3 water damage.
Review the owner’s manual for load limits to avoid overloading.
Internal leaks are considered a category 2 water damage, due to the exposure of water that contacts detergent and machine parts.
Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage Caused by a Washing Machine?
Homeowner’s insurance will typically cover the cost to repair your home if your washing machine causes water damage. However, the costs to repair or replace the washing machine is not covered.
Why Choose SERVPRO of Upper Darby?
SERVPRO of Upper Darby is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage caused by a washing machine, immediate action is crucial. Because emergencies don’t keep regular business hours, neither do we – we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. SERVPRO of Upper Darby is conveniently located in the community, allowing for a timely response throughout the Delaware County region when emergencies arise.