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Washing Machine Overflow on Second Floor

7/2/2020 (Permalink)

Water damage on a second floor Water damage on a second floor

As a homeowner being vigilant is key when minimizing damage to your home. This customer noticed that there was water coming down into their family room on the first floor. The cause, a washing machine machine overflow causing damage to a Family Room ceiling and walls. This pictures shows the minimal demolition that was required in order to properly dry the walls and the sub-floor from the second level.

5 Must-Dos to Prevent an Overflowing Washing Machine

  1. Regularly Clean Standpipe and Drains. 
  2. Don't overfill the washing machine. 
  3. Install Standpipe at the Appropriate Height. ...
  4. Use the Right Detergent. ...
  5. Register the Machine with Its Manufacturer. ...
  6. Turn off the power. ...
  7. Check the Water Pressure. ...
  8. Ensure the Drain Hose Is Fully Functional.

 No job is too big or too small for SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario . When called into this job we moved quickly and aimed to get our customer back to the standard of living that they were accustomed to.

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