Billy the Sunshine Plumber is here to help if a clog in your plumbing system is preventing your washing machine from draining.
You put in a load of laundry while you were dressing to go to the Spring Hill Farmers Market this morning. Instead of heading to the farmers market, you ended up mopping up the floor around your washer. For some reason, the washer water backed up and poured out of the drain tube behind the washer.
Washers can become clogged. Sometimes it’s a problem with the machine itself. Other times, it’s a problem with your plumbing system. The fact that the machine did drain is an indication that you have a plumbing problem.
Thesrpuce.com explains: “If water is successfully pumping out of the machine but is then spilling out of the drain stand tube or backing up in the washtub, then the problem is likely a traditional drain clog. Because small fabric fibers routinely are flushed through the system, it’s common for drain clogs to occur in the plumbing pipes into which the washing machine drains. A clogged drain causes water to back up into the standpipe and spill on the floor. Clearing the clogged drain will usually resolve the problem.”
The next step is to determine whether the clog is near the washer or farther down in the system. Thespruce.com suggests you fill the washer and turn the dial to drain. Be sure you’re where you can see the standpipe behind the machine.
“If the washer backs up in just a few seconds, then the clog is likely very close,” thespruce.com says. “If the drain takes some time to back up, then the stoppage is some distance down the drainpipe, perhaps even past the drain trap.”
A drain snake can help clear the line. If you don’t have a drain snake, or don’t want to do the job yourself, then call the 24-hour plumbers at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.
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