A washing machine cannot function without access to a water supply. There are likely two water supplies valves living in your laundry room, even if you can’t easily see them behind the washing machine. One valve is responsible for hot water, and one for cold. If a leak develops in either of these valves, or if the shutoff mechanism is no longer working, you may need a washing machine valve replacement. Get in touch with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric to have the faulty valve replaced right away.
Two Signs of Trouble
You probably don’t think much about your washing machine valves, so it’s easy to forget they are even back there behind the machine. There are two signs of trouble to watch for, however, that will quickly remind you of the important role these valves play. First, if you notice a leak in your laundry room, there is obviously a problem. Whether it’s just a loose connection or something more serious, you need to turn the water off right away and have the situation addressed by a knowledgeable professional.
The other sign that something isn’t working right is a lack of water being supplied to the machine. It might be that the washer is getting cold water but not hot water, or maybe it isn’t getting any of either. Of course, this should lead you to turn off the washing machine until the proper repair or replacement can be completed.
The Professional Advantage
This is the type of project you might be tempted to take on by yourself, but leaving it to experienced hands is likely the better plan. While there are plenty of projects around the house that are perfect for the avid DIYer, things that have to do with water supplies aren’t to be messed with. You don’t want to create a big leak that causes significant damage to your home, and you don’t want to deal with this issue persistently every time you turn on the washer.
Avoid a Messy Situation
Even if your washing machine valve is only barely leaking at the moment, you don’t want to run the risk of having that leak suddenly open up and create a big mess in your laundry room. Take care of the problem right away by working with Walker Air • Plumbing • Electric to have a new valve or valves professionally installed. Thank you for your time and we hope to serve you soon!