Your laundry room is one of the most important parts of your house. After all, where are your kids going to clean their clothes when they schlep back from college? By making sure your washer and dryer are in working order and maintaining the laundry room sink, you can keep your clothes clean and water bill in check. Here are some quick tips for maintaining your laundry room plumbing:
Service your washing machine
Conserving water while washing your clothes is easy if you only wash clothes when the drum is completely full. This way, you won't waste water and will have a more efficient washer in the long run. In addition, if you suspect your washing machine may have damage, there are a number of things you can do:
Inspect hoses for signs of wear.
Make sure the machine is level.
Install a water shutoff system to prevent flood damage.
Watch out for clogs
The drain in your laundry floor is just as susceptible to clogs as your kitchen sink, so it's important to keep it clear of refuse. When the drain becomes clogged, there are a few things you can do. You should first remove the cover plate from the drain, then inspect it with a plumber's snake, pushing down until you can reach and remove any blockage. If this isn't the only drain in your house that seems to be on the fritz, there may be blockage further down the pipe at a junction. In that case, you should call a plumber for an assessment.
An easy way to deter laundry room clogs and negate the need for expensive repairs is to install strainers throughout the space. Drains can keep hair, soap and other kinds of debris from creating stoppages in the pipes near your washing machine and in the floor. There are even special strainers designed to fit laundry hoses. This will help keep gunk out of your pipes.
When your laundry room plumbing activities get complicated or when you want to make sure you're doing everything correctly, call Roto-Rooter and see how our Aurora, CO, services can help you achieve the best results possible and keep your laundry room running the way it should.
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