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This is why your Washing machine flooded your Kingsville Maryland home.

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

This is why your Washing machine flooded your Kingsville home.

Washing Machine: Top 10 cause of water damages in homes

One of the top 10 causes of water damages, especially in  Baltimore county homes, washing machines. According to the Institute of Business and Home Safety, Half of washing machine related residential water damages are caused by damaged water supply hoses. 

Out of this half, 78% of the machines were 11 years old or less, and 54% were between 8 and 10 years old.

What you need to do Now: Address the flooding, Call for help

If you are able to do so, turn off the water to the washing machine, call SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh (or your local SERVPRO 1-800-SERVPRO). Follow steps from What to do Until Help Arrives.

Why call for help? SERVPRO can release trapped water in unreachable areas, will take action to prevent mold growth and is accepted by ALL insurance companies. All crew members are certified by the IICRC and undergo background checks. If its small (less than 9 square feet, no contents, wood, laminate, or vinyl or carpet affected). Mop the area, move both units and make sure the wall isn’t wet. If the wall is wet, its best if you call a water restoration professional. If you decide not to, keep in mind any un seen moisture may result in mold growth.

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How to Prevent this in the future:

Replace your hose every 3-6 years. Check hose yearly for wear and tear, as well as during extreme weather events such as storms, and Cold Snaps. Next Blog post: How to pick a washing machine hose. 

About SERVPRO of Perry Hall/ White Marsh

Since 2001 we have been serving the Perry Hall /White Marsh community. We are accepted by all insurance companies and are a locally owned, nationally recognized water fire and mold restoration franchise. Call SERVPRO of Perry Hall/White Marsh to make your washing machine flooding "Like it Never Even Happened." 

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