Tips By Balmain Plumbers When Your House Is Flooded2020-03-04T19:32:28+10:30

Tips By Balmain Plumbers When Your House Is Flooded

A house flooding is not a situation that one finds themselves in every day or even very often. This is a situation where sheer panic and chaos could be caused. There is a high possibility of severe damage to the house, and the items inside like your furniture, utensils, etc.

It is important to note that there many ways in which your house can be flooded. There is no harm in being prepared for those situations.

balmain plumbers assisting in an emergency house flooding

Flood accidents can be caused or triggered by a multitude of reasons. It could even be a small defect in the plumbing system that can cause your house to flood.

Some of these reasons are as follows:

  1. Toilet Leaks

This is probably one of the most common ways by which a house can get flooded. It can happen when a foreign object is inserted into the toilet bowl, which can cause the drainage system to block, which in turn causes it to either burst or overflow.

Toilets can also cause house floods if there is a cut or crack on the tank which can make water drip onto the floor or also when the wax seal breaks when you flush.

  1. Water Heater

Water heaters are used quite often, once installed in a household. It starts to get corroded with daily use, and that can cause a leak if it is not kept in check and maintained regularly.

However, the valves which control the water heater like the relief valve or the drain valve can also have a leak which can lead to a house flood.

Other ways include the pipe which connects to the water tank can have leakage itself. There is a heating element called gasket which can also cause a flood if there is a leakage in it.

  1. Dishwashers

They seem to be a part of the house, which can cause no harm to it, whatsoever. If too much of soapy water is put into the dishwasher and drained, it can cause it to erupt and make a house flood, a soapy one at that.

If the gasket in the dishwasher is improperly sealed, it can cause the water to leak out and cause damage in the house.

Cracks in the water hose can also cause significant damage, crack in the spray arm which causes the water to leak and water can also leak from under the dishwasher and into the kitchen.

  1. Washing Machines

Similar to the dishwasher, you should be careful with the amount of detergent you put into the washing machine as it is pretty easy for water to flow out of it if there is more detergent required than necessary.

There is also a seal around the pump which ages with time and should be kept in check. Rubber water supply hoses are the ones who most commonly cause a leak; they are located behind the washing machine and should be appropriately maintained.

No matter how small a leak is, it can do severe damage to the house. Fast Plumbers Balmain will provide you with emergency plumbing services, and can easily control/fix a leak. Contact us on 1300 481 182.

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