The two most common laundry room problems that require calling a NYC plumber are clogged laundry room drains and a lack of hot water. Sometimes there’s no water in the laundry room at all, which is another reason to call the plumber. Here’s what you need to know about each type of laundry room plumbing problem:
Clogged Laundry Room Drains
When you wash your clothes, all the accumulated dirt, sweat, hair, grease and grime gets washed down the drain. If you’ve spilled a chili dog on your shirt or baby has had a diaper blowout in their clothes, those food scraps and waste materials are also carried away. When all of this debris builds up in the laundry room drain pipe, it can become clogged. Your NYC plumber can clean the drain and remove the clog for you.
No Hot Water in Laundry Room
When your water heater is not working properly, you may have no hot water in the laundry room. Your NYC plumber can inspect your water heater and let you know if it can be repaired, or if it is time for water heater replacement. Water heaters last between 10-15 years, although they can wear out faster with heavy usage. If several units in your building share the same laundry room, the expected life of the water heater supplying that room can be cut significantly. Environmental factors also impact the useful life of the water heater: if it is an excessively damp space, your water heater may develop problematic rust and leaks. If your water heater is leaking, water heater replacement is your only option.
No Water in Laundry Room
If you have no water in the laundry room, the first thing your NYC plumber will want to know is if the water problem is building wide or localized to the laundry room. Once that has been determined, the next step is determining what’s interfering with the water supply and fixing that problem.