There are many places where the plumbing can go wrong in a laundry/utility room. You have your washer and dryer, a water heater, and a floor drain. You may even have a sump pump if your laundry room is in the garage. Here are some everyday things that could go wrong in your laundry or utility room.
Washer and Dryer
You might be checking on your laundry one day to find water and washing detergent all over the floor. This happens in the case of a backup somewhere in the drainage system. Or perhaps the water line leading to the washer is leaking or frozen. In the case of the dryer, some modern dryers have a steam function that also needs a water intake line, which can freeze or leak.
Common issues in any sink malfunction can also occur in a utility sink. Your lines leading to the sink could leak, and the drainage could be backed up. Also, the faucet hardware could be broken.
Less of an immediate struggle. You may notice strange noises coming from your sink or rancid smells. All these problems can be examined and fixed by an expert plumber.
Many laundry rooms come with a drain on the floor. Aside from that, all other machines that use water must also drain. Over time these drains can become clogged, or the pipes themselves can break down. This leads to drainage issues and poor draining water.
Both your washer and your utility sink need access to hot water. Sometimes, your hot water heater or tankless water heater may also be in the same room as your laundry unit. Some issues include wild temperature changes and your tank making noises.