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Did you know that washing machine water leaks are one of the leading sources for water damage in the home?
PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 10, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Here are 7 tips to help you prevent water damage to your home as a result of your washing machine.
1) Do not overload the washing machine with laundry.
Over-sized loads can damage your washer. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the maximum load capacity for your specific model. Make sure you distribute your clothes evenly inside the washing machine.
2) Use the correct detergent for your washing machine.
Use the recommended amount of detergent to avoid suds and bubbles that can cause the washer to overflow. Keep the amount of detergent below the fill line printed on the cup, and do not use additional detergent than what is recommended
3) Regularly check all water supply hoses
Check for worn tubing, stress cracks or loose connections. Replace damaged hoses with newer types that are made of flexible tubing encased in a stainless-steel braided exterior for superior strength and corrosion.
4) Replace hoses every five years
Replace the hoses even if they are not damaged to prevent possible future water damage from your washing machine. Cracking or corrosion may occur on the inside of the hose and may not be visible until it is too late.
5) Check the drain hose for wear
Make sure the drain hose fits tightly into the main drain line. Make sure it does not dislodge when the washer agitates or drains.
6) Leave at least 3 inches of space between the wall and your washer
This will prevent the main hoses from becoming kinked.
7) Turn off water to both supply valves when the machine is sitting idle.
Always turn off the valves if you will be away. You should have lever-operated valves that can be quickly closed and opened in one easy motion.
For Water Damage Repair, First Call American Claims Ensurance
There are many things that can cause water damage, but the most common ones are broken pipes or hoses, broken appliances (washing machines, dishwashers, etc.), foundation cracks and plumbing problems like clogged toilets.
If you are already suffering from water damage issues and are having a hard time with your insurance company, please call us immediately at 1-800-204-2463 to talk with one of our public adjusters.
About American Claims Ensurance
American Claims Ensurance specializes in homeowners and business insurance claim representation. We work vigorously and for YOU to ensure you get the highest possible settlement from the insurance company. Best of all, when you hire the best public adjusters to represent you, you will not have to deal with the stress of working with your insurance company.
American Claims Ensurance offers our insurance claim representation services on a contingency fee basis to YOU. That means, that if we do not collect any funds for you, we do not get paid at all. We will handle the entire claim process from beginning to end and make sure you get the settlement YOU deserve.
American Claims Ensurance has decades of combined experience and expertise knowledge on how the claim process works. We will also help to expedite your claim as quickly as possible.
We represent home and business owners and are retained as expert witnesses by various law firms in a variety of property loss claims, including:
Fire and Smoke Damage
Theft and Vandalism Damage
All Plumbing Leaks
Snow and Ice Damage
Blown Off Shingles & Siding
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