Does My Homeowners Insurance Cover Washing Machine Leaks?

One of the most common malfunctioning appliances we encounter in the water damage and restoration business is failing washing machines.

We were just at a home last week here in Cary and the washing machine was up on the second floor. The homeowner was gone for a weekend and came home to a major problem. When they arrived home, water was pouring out from above their door! The electric was out. They looked at the ceiling and the paint was falling off. They went upstairs to see what the problem was and the wood floors were drenched.

Having a washing machine on the second floor is very popular here in Cary. This offers the convenience of having clean clothes right near the bedroom.

About half of the cases we see of washing machine problems are from the water supply hose. This is the hose that feeds water into the machine. If this hose breaks it is just like having a garden hose in your home capable of pumping out up to 500 gallons per hour!

If you are experiencing this type of problem, leave the home and call us immediately. There is a risk of electrocution. We can get in, shut the power off, and stop the water from flowing.

This type of damage is usually caused by homeowner’s insurance policies with no problem, although, the insurance agent or adjuster may determine that you were negligent. This usually only happens if you have a very old washing machine that has not been maintained in a very long time.

If you have this type of water damage call us immediately. We are probably one of your insurance company’s recommended restoration companies. Full details are available on our Cary Water Damage page.

We will work with them to get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.

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