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Spring is officially upon us here in Hudson, New Hampshire (NH).  Temperatures are on the rise and greenery is slowing filling-in the uncomfortable view to your neighbor’s house. With warmer weather also comes jam-packed schedules filled with home renovations, landscaping projects and spring cleaning plans. That leaves no room for unexpected issues -such as water damage. Water damage can occur at any time of the year. It is one of those nuisances that seem to pop-up unexpectedly, leaving costly bills and frustration in its wake.
Garbage disposal clogs, bursting pipes and a broken washing machine hose are all issues that can contribute to water damage. When an unexpected leak arises and puts your springtime projects on hold, Soil-Away is here for you!

What Causes a Leaking Washing Machine?

A leaking washing machine is never something a homeowner wants to experience, especially since this is one of the most important and used appliances in their home. With families using this appliance multiple times per week, and sometimes per day, it is essential to know what may cause it to leak water. A few factors that may cause a leak are:

  • A broken or cracked drain hose (hoses lose their durability over time, which may cause them to break or crack).
  • A broken seal inside of the washing machine pump (similar to drain hoses, these seals can become cracked and fragile over time, which can result in the water not being drained properly).
  • The center post gasket seal is broken, resulting in water leaking out of the washing machine during the drain cycle.
  • Using too much laundry detergent (laundry detergent that creates suds can cause an overflow of water if overused).

Preventing Unwanted Water Damage

Walking down to a flooded basement or a water-filled laundry room is never the highlight of the day, especially when there is a basket of laundry waiting to be put into the washing machine. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent unwanted water leaks in your home, such as:

  • Do not overfill the washing machine with clothes (you can test to see if a leak was caused by an overload by running a cycle without clothing).
  • Check and replace drain hoses on a routine basis.
  • Do not overuse laundry detergent.
  • Have all seals and gaskets checked on a routine basis to ensure they do not need to be replaced.

If you do experience water damage due to a washing machine leak, it is important to shut off the power, and try to remove all the expelled water manually or with a wet/dry vacuum until a water removal service can assess the situation. Opening windows and setting up a dehumidifier will also help to dry-out the area, and assist in preventing any mold or mildew formation.

Soil-Away-The Flood Damage Cleanup Experts

Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that has 25 years of water removal and flood cleanup experience. It is the only certified Esporta Soft-Contents Restoration Operator in NH. If your home or business is claimed by a flood or water damage and you need fast water mitigation, contact our 24/7 water cleanup and restoration emergency line at 603-641-6555. From Hudson to Barnstead, we are always here for you!
Written by: K. Gnatowski

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.