Four Tips on Handling Water Damage from Washing Machine Flood Emergencies

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Consumers expect a washing machine to clean their clothes, not their entire home. But that is what happens when malfunctioning machines cause water damage. Flood Kings, the area’s most trusted name in water removal, is offering tips to consumers.

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A large percentage of the calls we get are related to leaking appliances

Consumers expect a washing machine to clean their clothes, not their entire home. But that is what happens when malfunctioning machines cause water damage. Flood Kings, the area’s most trusted name in water removal, is offering tips to consumers.

“A large percentage of the calls we get are related to leaking appliances,” said Todd Snyder, president of Flood Kings. “This can weaken the floors and walls of a home and cause mold and mildew to grow. We are ready to clean water damage 24/7.”

Cleaning damage quickly is essential to preserve the safety and integrity of the home. Here are four safety tips if your washer floods.

1.    If you suddenly see your washing machine begin to leak, immediately shut off its water supply (the two faucets behind the unit, usually red and blue).
2.    Sop up as much water as you can. However, leave cleaning water damaged carpet to a professional like Flood Kings.
3.    Call with a qualified repair person or plumber to fix the washer. Check your warrantee to see if the repair is covered. Consider installing a sensor with automatic water shut-off (about $145).
4.    Carefully sop up as much of the water as you can, using heavy duty towels and mops, and wringing them out frequently into a sink, tub or bucket. However, this is not enough for a serious spillage. Call immediately for state of the art water extraction and professional mildew prevention treatments.

“Without complete water extraction and disinfecting treatment, materials can rot and hazardous mold and mildew can form, especially in small cramped spaces like laundry rooms,” Snyder said. “These spores can take weeks to notice, so it is important to destroy them when the water is extracted.” Flood Kings uses the latest technology in powerful pumps, extractors, air circulation and drying systems, and other equipment for thorough water cleanup.

Quick intervention can restore the affected area to near normal conditions. Flood Kings provides water cleanup on all scales in Dallas and Ft Worth areas as well as Arlington, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, McKinney, Addison, Southlake, Keller, Flower Mound, Colleyville, Grapevine, Lewisville, Trophy Club, Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Cedar Hill, The Colony, Denton, Carrollton, Watauga, Burleson, Weatherford, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Westover Hills, Irving, Mesquite and Garland.

For media information, contact Todd Snyder at 812-312-5478.
http://www.floodkings.com

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