Behind all the goodness of your laundry room like pleasant scents and mounds of clothing, there’s all the plumbing that allows it to happen. The laundry room is often an absolute necessity for busy families and keeping the plumbing up and running is essential in making sure everyone has fresh, clean clothes to wear. Let’s take a look at some steps you can take to get the most out of your laundry room.
Preventing Water Damage
Water damage is costly and difficult to recover from so it’s important that you do all you can to prevent it from ever becoming a reality. If you’re concerned about being alerted to flooding, installing water alarms can be a fantastic way of staying vigilant. You’ll also want to check the rubber hoses on washing machines for any cracks or damage and, if possible, you may want to replace them altogether with stainless steel hoses.
Clearing Slow Drains
If you begin to notice your drains are starting to slow or that there may be displeasing odors coming from it, that could be a sign that it’s time to clear the drain out. This can be done simply by pouring a few quarts of hot water directly into the drain. If this doesn’t work, you can try cleaning out the trap, easily done if you have a cleanout valve or, if you don’t, by manually unscrewing and dumping the trap yourself.
Washing machine strainers are able to capture everything from lint and hair, to soap residue that slowly builds up and can clog drains. As is the case with a number of plumbing fixtures, we recommend using strainers to keep drains from backing up and to keep your washing machine up and running.
Get in Touch With Mahon Plumbing
Mahon Plumbing has been serving the Baltimore region’s plumbing needs since 1994. We’re ready to offer quality plumbing services and gas installation for both commercial and residential uses. Our tracks and employees are ready to handle the toughest of jobs.
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