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Water Softener San Diego – Preventing Water Damage In The Laundry Room

By Mia Copperhead

The washer and drier are usually located in the laundry room and produce heat and moisture. Simple maintenance is required to assist avoiding water issues and mold.

The up coming guidelines are easy to follow and will provide good tips and indications for possible water harm that could be caused by the washer, the dryer, hoses, filters, and the utility sink.

Be certain to execute these inspections every few months and be thorough while performing them.

The Washer

The washer is connected to both cold and hot water lines. Check them regularly. Start with the joints and fix a leak if you discover it. Be certain to check both ends of the water lines. Clean or replace the filters regularly. A blocked filter will slow the water flow into the washing machine, and might cause some malfunctions. This problem is worse in areas with “hard water”. Check the shut off valve by searching for drips into the washing machine while it is not being used. If you detect a leak, replace the valve.

Hoses & Filters

Such as in most appliances, difficulties often start in the hose. Maintain a minimum of 4 inches between the water connection and the back of the washer. This space will prevent the hose from kinking and bursting. Verify the hoses and replace them if old. Think about installing steel-braided hoses.

The Dryer

The dryer is connected to a ventilation hose. Check it carefully. The dryer ventilation hose must be connected to the outdoors. Look for lint behind and under the dryer and make sure the vent pipe isn’t blocked. Make the exhaust short as possible for the dryer to vent properly.

Utility Sink

The utility sink is oftentimes the source for water associated issues. Look for leaks under the sink. A drip in the trap under the sink can be a sign for troubles and should be fixed instantly. Slow draining pipes might indicate a partially blocked drain. A constantly dripping faucet must me fixed promptly. Replace sink seals if they are cracked or loose. Damped or stained walls around plumbing pipes indicate an internal leak that must be repaired before additional damage occurs.

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Copperhead, Mia "Water Softener San Diego – Preventing Water Damage In The Laundry Room." Water Softener San Diego – Preventing Water Damage In The Laundry Room. 11 Jul. 2010. 23 Jun 2015 <>.

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