Laundry Room Plumbing Services

Imagine the panic when you walk into your laundry room and find water on the floor. Maybe the water heater is leaking. Maybe your drain is clogged. It’s never a fun experience and needs to be taken care of as feasibly soon as possible.

A professional plumber can assess the issue, repair it, and even clean it up. The best part is that you’ll have peace of mind knowing that a professional has taken care of your laundry room plumbing.

Common Laundry Plumbing Issues

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.

Utility Sink

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.

Drains

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.

Water Heater

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.

Common Laundry Plumbing Issues

No matter the problem in your laundry or utility room, a few common factors may contribute to it.

Outdated Parts

Pipes were once made of clay and lead. Since then, technology has changed to use PVC. If your pipes were installed a while ago, they could experience corrosion or build-up. Clogged pipes can also lead to water not draining correctly or rancid smells.

Temperature

It’s not always visible if your washing machine uses the wrong temperature water. If you notice something is off, try testing the temperature at your laundry room sink instead. If the temperature fluctuates or isn’t what you expect, there could be an issue with your water heater.

Pressure

There are so many things that could lead to pressure issues. There could be build-up in a line somewhere or a damaged supply line. Older plumbing is known for having pressure issues as well.

When to Call a Professional

If it’s unclear where plumbing problems are coming from or if breaking into walls or flooring is involved, it’s best to call a professional. They will have a better idea of where to look when solving issues, plus they will already have the proper tools and knowledge to get the job done.

The utility/laundry room is a space that can have significant plumbing issues. When that happens, it’s always best to call a professional plumber. Not only can a professional fix your emergency, but they can also perform maintenance and install plumbing upgrades.

Contact our team of professionals to schedule an appointment with one of our plumbers today at (843) 556-9550!