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Wrong Detergent Causes Laundry Room Flooding in Mountain Iron Home?

9/19/2023 (Permalink)

A washing machine is leaking suds and flooding a laundry room. We respond to water damage emergencies 24 hours a day in Aitkin County.

Our local Aitkin, Carlton, and West St. Louis Counties have been restoring water damage in Mountain Iron for years. In many cases, a failed appliance has caused water damage.

Using the wrong detergent in a washing machine can cause flooding due to the formation of excessive suds or foam during the wash cycle. Most modern washing machines are designed to handle specific types of detergents, such as high-efficiency (HE) or regular detergents, and using the wrong type can lead to the following problems:

Excessive Suds: Regular detergents produce more suds compared to high-efficiency detergents. If you use a regular detergent in a high-efficiency washing machine, the excess suds can overwhelm the machine's ability to drain and rinse properly.

Suds Overflow: When the washing machine is overloaded with suds, the foam can overflow from the detergent dispenser, spill out of the drum, and even seep into other parts of the machine. This can cause clogs in the drainage system, preventing the water from draining efficiently.

If you accidentally use the wrong type of detergent and notice excessive suds or foaming during the wash cycle, stop the machine immediately and try to drain as much water as possible.

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