Why Is My Washing Machine Leaking Water?

If your washing machine is leaking water, you need some help fixing it ASAP. POM Plumbing is here to help. A washing machine leaking water can be caused by a handful of things. Therefore, let’s check out some of the most common.

Broken Door Seal

If you have a front-loading washer and have had it for many years, it’s possible the seal on the door is broken. The rubber seal along the perimeter of the door is vital for keeping water in. After many years of use, the seal can break or get damaged. Therefore, it’s important to maintain it.

It can break in a few different ways. The first is that it can come away from the door. If the door seal’s adhesive wears down, the seal may come away from the door without actually breaking. This can be fixed by buying a waterproof adhesive from your local hardware store. Then, apply the adhesive to the back of the door seal and press it back into place, allowing it plenty of time to set. Keeping the washer door closed while the adhesive sets will improve the adhesion.

If the seal has split, cracked, or otherwise been damaged, it will need to be replaced entirely. Washer door seals can often be bought at the hardware store. If your store doesn’t have one, you can order them online. Make sure the seal you buy is the right size and model.

Disconnected or Broken Hose

If the source of your washing machine leaking water seems to be from beneath it, it might be a hose issue. There’s a hose attached to your washing machine that allows it to fill with water. Therefore, if that hose gets disconnected or breaks in some way, the entire laundry room may flood. If the leak or flood started suddenly, when you weren’t washing clothes, it’s probably a hose issue.

Hose replacements can be bought at a hardware store. If the hose is disconnected, it will simply need to be reconnected. If you don’t know how, getting some help from a professional never hurts. This is especially true if your washer hose is connected somewhere that’s hard to reach or which requires moving the machine.

Leaky Drain

Another one of the connections between your washing machine and home is the drain connection. If your washing machine is leaking water from the drain, your leak or flood will likely be soapy. A leaky drain may be a simple problem with the drain connection. However, it may also be as complicated as a pipe burst. In that case, the drain pipe will need to be replaced. Our team at POM Plumbing can come to your house and check it out for you. If any plumbing work needs to be done, we’re here to help.

Give us a call today and we can give you a quote for our services. We can also schedule a consultation if you need some investigative help. We look forward to hearing from you.

Why Does My Toilet Clog So Easily?

If you find yourself asking, “Why does my toilet clog so easily?” you’re in the right place. If your toilet seems to clog a lot, there’s got to be a reason. Let’s figure out what that reason is so it can be fixed. 

Water Pressure

Why does your toilet clog so easily? It might be a problem with water pressure. If your home gets poor water pressure throughout, even the slightest obstacle will clog your toilet. The problem can be as simple as wiping twice. If there’s not enough pressure to push the toilet paper down, it will block things up.

In some instances of low water pressure clogging, the toilet paper from the last use didn’t get all the way down. Then, one innocuous trip to the bathroom later can have additional toilet paper getting caught on the first offender. The clog may seem sudden, but it’s possible it was a chain of events.

Water pressure issues are often a system wide issue in houses with poor general plumbing. Bents in the pipes where there shouldn’t be, pipes that are too narrow, and many more things can cause water pressure issues. Check out how we can help with replumbing.

Toilet Flush Model

Similarly to the water pressure issue, your toilet flush model might be the culprit. Many toilets are designed to use less water. Some of these models only work with certain types of in-home plumbing. If your water pressure isn’t enough to make that smaller flush effective, the model will be your downfall.

If your water pressure seems to be fine otherwise, compare your frequently-clogged toilet to the other toilets in your house. Are they all the same model? Are the others clogging as well? If it’s the only one of that model that’s clogging regularly, you might want to look into getting a new toilet.

Pipe Size

If your drain pipes are too small, clogging can be a regular occurrence all over the house. Pipe diameter standards have changed over time. These days, we typically use wider pipes. This is especially necessary for toilet drains. We’ll need to replace drain pipes that are too narrow.

Plumbing Installation Problems

An unfortunately common problem in old houses, large houses, houses that have been remodeled, and houses that were cheaply built, is plumbing installation errors. Plumbing only works effectively if it’s installed right. You can’t just attach a series of pipes together and expect them to work well.

When it comes to plumbing installation problems making your toilet clog so easily, it could be a number of things. The drain pipe might turn at a 90 degree angle and continuously block up when someone’s #2 gets stuck. All of the toilet drains in the house might meet at an intersection that shouldn’t exist and cause “collisions” that back up.

Therefore, if your home is full of plumbing installation errors, you might need the whole system overhauled to achieve consistently working toilets. 

Get the Solution

No matter what the problem is, we’ll get to the bottom of it. Give us a call at POM Plumbing and have us come out for a consultation. There, we can work up a quote, so you can make an informed decision on whether or not the project is within your budget. We look forward to hearing from you.