“In this family, it’s me, my husband, and our two daughters. Renee is our athlete while Danise is a little fashion model. It’s fair to say we do a lot of laundry!” April laughed. “But in all of this time, I never really thought about where all the water from the washing machine went – until it refused to go anywhere at all!”
Understanding Laundry Room Drains
Every washing machine needs some sort of drain to remove the water from the laundry. This drain pipe can become clogged, over the course of time. Things that clog laundry room drains include soap residue, hair, grease, animal hair, dirt, and more. Basically, anything that’s gross and dirty on your clothes winds up travelling down the laundry room drain. Over time, this stuff can accumulate to such a degree that clogs form.
What Happens When the Laundry Room Drain Clogs?
“I knew there was a problem when I opened the washing machine and all of the water was still in there. The machine wouldn’t progress through its cycles, and I thought it was broken,” April said. “But after a little online research, I found out that the most likely reason for this issue was a clogged laundry drain pipe.”
Drain Cleaning for Laundry Rooms
“Apparently, you need to have your household drains cleaned every so often,” April said. “I never knew that, but I guess it makes sense. Everything needs cleaning eventually! So I got on the phone with the plumbers in Prospect Heights and said “Can you help me?”
While waiting for the plumbers to come, April emptied the excess water from her washing machine using a container to remove the water and dump it down the sink in the kitchen. “You never realize how much water there is in the washing machine until you do that!” she said. A standard top loading washer uses between 30-35 gallons per load. This is why it’s important to keep laundry room drains clean.