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Groton, MA Plumbing Guide: Common Problems with Laundry Pipes

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Laundry pipes feed and drain the washing machine in your Groton, MA home’s laundry room or basement. Like any piece of plumbing, they need to be properly fitted and installed to match your washer’s requirements. They should allow the washer to do its job efficiently and without any problems. Like most plumbing in your house, you hardly notice your laundry pipes until they begin to leak or stop working. Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating if you’re having any problems with your laundry pipes.

Below are some common problems that many Groton, MA homeowners have with their laundry pipes.

  • Damp walls or floors. If there is excessive moisture on the walls or floors of your washing room, there may be a leak in your laundry pipes. It could also be an air circulation issue. Dampness in your home can lead to a variety of problems, so call a professional plumber if you suspect a problem with your laundry pipes.
  • Clogged drain. Lint, hair and various debris tend to block drain pipes. Make sure that the waste pipe is properly cleaned so that your washer can drain.
  • No water. This problem can occur for a few different reasons, and may indicate a more general problem with your water heating system. Your water supply valve might be turned off, but if you localize it to your laundry pipe, call a Groton, MA plumbing professional.
  • Not enough water. The flexible inlet pipe might have been kinked by the machine or by something that fell on it. If it is damaged, it may need to be replaced by a laundry pipe professional. There may also be clogged filters preventing water from getting through to your washer.

Always remember to contact a professional plumber for service in Groton, MA. Many of these problems may be considered to be minor repairs, but hiring a professional gives you the confidence that comes in knowing the job was completed properly. The key to avoiding repair, however, is prevention. Scheduling routine preventive maintenance will help you avoid major and potentially disastrous washer leaks in the future. Call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today to schedule a consultation!

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