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Problems With Your Washing Machine? Signs You Need An Emergency Plumber

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Your washing machine is an important home appliance. That's why you need to act fast when a problem arises. Without your washing machine, dirty laundry can pile up. You might think you need an appliance repair service. But, some washing machine issues actually need emergency plumbing services. Washing machine malfunctions can turn into plumbing emergencies in no time at all. Read the list below. If you're dealing with any of the issues described here, it's time to call an emergency plumber. 

Wash Basket is Leaking

If you find a water puddle under your washing machine after every load, it's time to call a plumber. Water puddles are a sign that the wash basket has a leak. This can happen if the water hose gets a crack in it. It can also happen if the fittings are loose around the basket drain hoses. Either way, puddles should get treated like a plumbing emergency. That's especially true with indoor laundry rooms. A leaky wash basket can lead to water damage. An emergency plumber can stop the leaks before you end up with water damage. 

Kitchen Drain Backs Up

If your kitchen drains back up whenever you do the laundry, don't wait to call the plumber. You might not know this, but most washing machine drains are connected to kitchen drains. That means issues with the drains will affect systems. If you have a clog somewhere between the kitchen and the laundry room, the water will back up into the kitchen sink. Don't wait for the problem to get bigger. Call an emergency plumber as soon as you notice problems with the drains. 

Drain Pipe is Clogged

If water backs up through the washing machine drain hose, you're looking at a potential flood risk. If you catch the problem fast enough, you can turn the washing machine off to stop the flow of water. If you can't, all the water from the washing machine will end up on the laundry room floor. When water backs up through the drain hose, there's a good chance you have a clog in the main washing machine drain pipe. If you see water back up through the drain pipe, call an emergency plumber. They can clean the pipes so your washing machine will drain right. 

Loss of Hot Water

If you've lost hot water in your washing machine, call an emergency plumber right away. Your washing machine can lose hot water for a couple of reasons. One reason is that your water heater is broken. Another reason is that the hot water inlet valve is broken or clogged. Don't wash all your laundry in cold water. Have an emergency plumber come out and fix the problem. 

Reach out to an emergency plumbing service near you to learn more.