In fact, flooding water damage from your washing machine sits comfortably in the top 10 causes of water damage. And Tiptop Restoration is here to help you! What makes water damage from washing machine malfunctions so unfortunate is the amount of water that can enter your premises within a matter of minutes. And if you’re like most people and occasionally leave the house with your washing machine running, should the supply line burst while you’re away, you’re going to come home to a bigger mess than you can even imagine. As an emergency water damage company, we see the effects of washing machine floods firsthand each week. Fortunately, we also know how to prevent this bad situation. If you’ve ever turned on your washing machine and watched what happens to the supply lines, you’ve probably noticed a slight jolt as a massive amount of high pressure water flows through them all at once. It’s a lot of pressure building up in the hoses year after year, especially if you still have old rubber hoses. Eventually, these hoses will weaken in spots. The first sign of a problem is if you get a large bubble in one part of the hose. That indicates a hose that is on the verge of complete failure. Nowadays, it is recommended that you install burst-free braided hoses and that you replace them once every 5 or 6 years. If not, you could be looking at calling Tiptop Restoration to clean up a huge mess! The single best thing you can do to prevent water damage in your home from a washing machine leak is to install a flood stopper. They work by placing a sensor on the floor next to the washing machine that detects water. Once the sensor is triggered, the piece you’ve installed at the connection point for the hoses activates and shuts off the water supply, killing anymore water to the machine. If you still have water spilling everywhere, shut off the supply lines to the washing machine. Next, salvage anything that hasn’t gotten wet but is in the path of the water. Once you’ve done what you can, it’s imperative to call us! While your loss is most certainly covered by insurance, you never need a claim to begin saving your home and its contents. The longer you wait for professional help, the more the water damage will spread and the greater the cost will be to your insurer. So call Tiptop Restoration now and we will be happy to provide you with a free cost estimate for any flooding damage you may have!