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Steps to Fix and Prevent a Washing Machine Clog

Washing machineMany homeowners fear that they will one day find a pool of water on their laundry room floor from their washing machine. These issues may be caused by a clog within the drain, forcing water out and into your home instead. Fortunately, there are a few ways that will help you fix and prevent these obstructions in the future.

Use A Drain Snake

Plumber's snakes are necessary to have on hand for a variety of plumbing issues. Normally, a washing machine clog is the result of built-up soap residue, grease and oil on clothing, or small items that make it into the drain. Yes, for all of those missing socks, check out your washing machine drain to see if they are stuck in there. A drain snake can break up the obstruction, or you can pull the item out if necessary.

Prevent A Clog With Regular Maintenance

If you want to prevent a clog, it's advised to use enzymes monthly to clear out soap scum, grease and oil. For other issues, a wire mesh lint catcher prevents lint and items like socks from exiting the washer and mitigates a potential clog. The mesh needs to be cleaned every month, but will provide peace of mind that your washer will continue to function appropriately.

If there's a washing machine clog that's gotten out of control, call your local Bronx Roto-Rooter professional. These experts have the tools and expertise necessary to get to the root of the problem quickly and effectively. They can also help you clean up any water damage that came as a result of a flooded appliance. With a plumbing professional, you can rest assured that your washing machine will be back in optimal performance in no time.

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