Whether it’s a slow leak or catastrophic failure, your plumbing appliances and fixtures have the potential to flood your home. You should conduct regular preventative maintenance to keep them in good condition and prevent a flooded house. Consider how the most innocent gadgets can wreak havoc, and know when to call an emergency plumber from Clear Drain Plumbing!
How a Dishwasher Can Flood Your Home
- A defective pump or broken pump seal can allow water to leak unseen under the dishwasher.
- Cracks or tears in the water inlet hose can allow water to pool under the dishwasher.
How a Toilet Can Flood Your Home
- A cracked tank can allow water to drip onto the bathroom floor.
- The valve on the wall behind the toilet can develop a loose connection and leak water onto the floor.
- A bad clog caused by human waste, foreign objects or tree root intrusion can cause the toilet bowl to overflow and flood your bathroom.
How a Washing Machine Can Flood Your Home
- The drain hose can become brittle and split over time, allowing water to leak out when the washing machine drains prior to the spin cycle.
- One of the water supply hoses behind the washing machine can develop a slow leak or even fail catastrophically and flood your laundry room.
How a Water Heater Can Flood Your Home
- The temperature pressure relief valve or drain valve can develop a leak.
- The heating element gasket found in electric water heaters can spring a leak.
- The water supply pipes can leak, allowing water to drip and pool around the water heater. Catastrophic failure could result in water spraying from the pipes.
Of course, if you experience any of the plumbing failures highlighted above, you need to call a 24-hour emergency plumber immediately, even if it’s outside regular business hours. By acting quickly, Clear Drain Plumbing can minimize the damage done to your flooded house. We are here for you 24 hours, 7 days a week!