Washer Floods Condo, Causing Thousands In Damages. Best To Heed Appliance Tech's "Golden Rule"!

Jenny left for work without a care in the world. The contractors were finished, and her condo looked great. She came home to find everything flooded. Could this happen to you? Not if you follow the appliance repair technician's tips in this article.
 
April 25, 2010 - PRLog -- Jenny had just remodeled her new condo, She figured that the second mortgage was definitely worth it. The walls were freshly painted. The new wooden floors, carpet, and kitchen cabinets looked beautiful. Her housewarming cookout the day before was a success. Family and friends were amazed at her before and after photo album she had compiled over the last three months. Jenny could barely wait to get home that day. With the painters, kitchen remodelers, and the flooring guys now finally gone, she had her place to herself.

She arrived home from work that Monday evening to find water running down her street. My neighbor must be washing his truck she thought. Imagine her horror to discover that the water was running down her driveway from under her garage door. She suddenly remembered that she had started the washing machine before she had left for work that morning. She had planned to run by on her lunch hour to toss them in the dryer, as she has done before, but was too busy with a new client. She ran inside to find the carpets soaked, and about quarter inch of water covering the floor. Everything was ruined!

A few days later an agent from Jenny's insurance company called us at Top Cat Appliance Repair to determine what caused the washer to flood her place. Delayne Hiott, the appliance repair company's President and Certified Master Technician met Jenny's Mother at the condo hours later that same day.

When our technician walked inside he immediately noticed the damage. The wooden floor was curled on the edges, the newly installed cabinets and drywall were water damaged, and the place smelled pretty musty. The Mother also commented to our appliance man that the carpet throughout the bedrooms was ruined as well as a computer, some furniture and personal belongings stored in boxes in the garage.

Our appliance service tech discovered what had happened. A sock had somehow gotten from the washer's tub and worked it's way through the pump and was lodged in the drain hose. The back-pressure from the pump had blown the drain hose off causing the washer to pump out the remaining water inside the tub all over her inside laudry room floor. When the timer advanced to refill the washer with cold water for the rinse cycle, the water never shut off, and ran for nine hours1 Jenny learned her lession the hard way. Lucky for her AND her neighbors, she lived on the 1ST floor. Our advise to you? Though we've all done it before and gotten away with it, NEVER run any major appliance while not at home!

PS If you found this info helpful, scroll down and read other helpful appliance repair tips and DIY information to keep your appliances running longer:)

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