What Do I Do If I Have Flood Damage In A Laundry Room In Cary, NC?

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Laundry room disasters are a real pain for a homeowner. You’ll have a washer and dryer in a laundry room of course; in an older house, you may also have a water heater (new municipal or state codes typically don’t allow heaters inside anymore, and if you are a DIY type, you better check with your insurance company first).

Whether it’s an old heater or your laundry machine, once the water starts to pour out – and they both hold a lot of water – you have a major problem which threatens your biggest and most important investment – your home.

How Can This Happen?

It’s fairly straightforward, really. In the case of a water heater, they simply fail eventually. The combination of water, minerals, and high heat just causes problems. Eventually, a standard water heater will fail. You can take precautions, but it’s not possible to prevent it.

Tankless water heaters have a small advantage here: no water enters until you turn it on, so the only real danger you face is a bad pipe.

Washing machines have different issues. Th primary culprits are the hoses. There are two to bring in cold and hot water respectively, and a larger, rigid drain hose (really it’s more of a pipe) that hangs on the drain pipe to send the water safely on to treatment plant nirvana.

Sometimes the hoses leak or burst; if the drain pipe somehow pops out – like if you didn’t have it in firmly and the pressure just kicked it out – then the 22 gallons or so that your washer holds will soon be on your floor.

It’s also possible that the pipes the washing machine hoses are hooked to can themselves fail.

In that case, the water won’t stop at 22 gallons and it will run until you turn the main water switch off.

What Do I Do After A Laundry Room Flood?

Getting your house back may involve several things, including but not necessarily limited to:

  • Working with your insurance company.
  • Removing your damaged possessions
  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Odor removal
  • Repair and restoration

If you live in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary or Durham, North Carolina, or the surrounding area, we can help! We can get a crew to you quickly. We can help you with the insurance company. Aside from removing the water, we can assess any further structural damage and repair it quickly and at a very competitive price.

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