Washing machines and dishwashers are wonderful appliances when they are working properly. Dishwashers save on water bills by using less water than hand washing, and washing machines are a necessity for cleaning your family’s clothes.
But what happens when something goes wrong with the plumbing behind these machines?
Well, nothing good. There are three basic ways faulty plumbing can cause problems in the functioning of a dishwasher or a washing machine:
- The machine is flooding
- The machine is not draining
- The machine is not filling
DRAINPRO’s expert team of Ottawa plumbers can solve all the problems above with one quick appointment. Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to help.
We’ll get your dishwasher or washing machine running properly in no time, and because all of our service is backed by our one year guarantee, you can count on it to stay running.
What do I do if my dishwasher or washing machine is flooding my home?
Be very careful. Dishwashers and washing machines are electrical appliances. Water on the floor near any such appliance should be avoided because of the risk of electrocution. Keep animals or children away from the flooding.
Once you’ve closed off the area, call DRAINPRO to get the problem fixed.
What causes plumbing issues with dishwashers or washing machines?
If your machine is not draining, or flooding is occurring, often the problem is a clog in the drain. Food from plates and bowls can sometimes get into dishwasher drainpipes, causing blockages over time.
With washing machines, the problem is more likely to be caused by lint, or even missing socks that find their way into the drainpipe of the machine.
If the machine isn’t filling, or it’s flooding before it fills, the problem may be with the water intake of the machine. For dishwashers, a ruptured dishwasher hose may be the culprit. In such cases, it’s necessary to examine the dishwasher hose thoroughly for any inconsistencies.
How can DRAINPRO fix the problem?
DRAINPRO can replace your dishwasher hose or your washing machine hose, if the problem lies there. We carry all the equipment we need for every plumbing service in our trucks, so once we start a job, we don’t need to leave to get more supplies.
If the problem is a clog, DRAINPRO can use drain snakes (also known as augers) to clear the blockage in minutes. A drain snake is a long, sturdy metal coil that has a bit on one end for clearing blockages. DRAINPRO’s Ottawa plumbers insert the appropriate snake into the drain, and when it meets with resistance, the snake is turned on, and the bit drills through the blockage, clearing the drain.
Call us to arrange for an estimate today!