6 Plumbing Tips for the Laundry Room

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Most homes have built-in laundry hookups, making it convenient to wash and dry clothing with minimal labor. Homeowners don’t often think about the function or quality of their laundry room until something goes wrong with the appliances or plumbing. But it is common for the laundry room to be a site of clogs and leaks, which can lead to major plumbing issues if these problems are not addressed.

Here are a few simple tips that will ensure the function and quality of your laundry room:

  1. Regular Inspections: Mark your calendar to inspect the drains and hoses on the washing machine. Look for signs of wear (such as leaks or bulges) and replace the hoses as needed. Consider using stainless steel braided hoses as an alternative to rubber hoses, since the steel is more resistant to cracks and leaks.
  2. Hose Strainer: Look for a strainer at the hardware store designed to fit on laundry hoses.
  3. Trap Seal: Prevent the risk of sewer gases coming up through the drains by pouring water in the drains regularly. This strategy keeps the trap seal full to minimize the chances of backed up sewer problems.
  4. Flood Alarm: Consider adding a flood alarm so that you are notified immediately if the water heater or washing matching is leaking.
  5. New Appliances: If you are using an outdated washer and dryer set, then it might be time to replace your equipment with newer, energy-efficient models.
  6. Call a Pro: If something is going wrong with your drains, hoses, or appliances, then the best thing that you can do is call an industry expert. Sometimes plumbing services are required if lint and other debris gets caught in the pipes and causes a blockage.

Our team is here to help you maintain clear, clog-free pipes in your home. You are welcome to call us any time if you suspect that you are experiencing plumbing issues. Feel free to reach out for preventive services and maintenance as well. For more information about the services offered by Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, you can call our office at (951) 375-6856