Your washing machine is probably one of the most used appliances in your home…besides your fridge. If you have kids, that washing machine is working overtime, all of the time.

So, it’s important to keep your washing machine in good condition, functioning at optimal levels, in order to not only keep you from buying a new washing machine, but in order to keep your family’s clothes extra clean.

The last thing that you want to do is to call a Gilbert plumber to come out to your home when some simple DIY hacks could save your washing machine from damage and repair.


The washing machine should receive routine maintenance.

I will tell you that the simplest, most efficient way to keep your washer and dryer functioning properly is if you  clean the lint trap on your dryer with every single load, and unload the wet laundry immediately after the wash.

So, every single time you run a load of laundry in the dryer, as you take out that load of laundry also clean the lint trap.

Every single time that you wash a load of laundry in the washer, simply remove those wet clothes immediately after the cycle has ended.

These two very simple Plumbing tips will keep your washer and dryer running efficiently and extend the lifetime of that washer and dryer.

It seems awful a simple and almost inconsequential that these two very routine, steps can extend the life of your washer and dryer, but take it from this Gilbert plumber with 30 years of experience in the industry, it works.

Use the right detergent!

Washing machines, these days, are highly efficient. Or at least it should be highly efficient.

Most washing machines are made to be energy-efficient.

If you do not want your Gilbert plumber to have to come out and repair a washing machine that is not working properly, use the right detergent.

Using the wrong kind of washing machine soap and detergent can actually seriously damage your washing machine.

Make sure that when you purchase your washing machine, you ask the professionals what type of laundry detergent you should be using. Many times the high-efficiency washing machines need a high-efficiency laundry detergent.

If you use the wrong laundry detergent, or if you even overuse the right laundry detergent, your washing machine can become easily clogged in the plumbing system.

And Gilbert plumber will then have to come out and clean the washing machine plumbing system in order to free up all of that clogged laundry detergent.

Washing machine checkups.

It’s always a good idea to check the plumbing system of your washing and drying machine every once in awhile, at least every other month.

Carefully inspect all hoses and connections for looseness, cracking, or other signs of wear and tear.

If you notice a discoloration on the wall behind the washer or dryer, this could be a sign of water damage and you will need to call your Gilbert plumber immediately.

If you notice signs of drips on the floor either underneath or around your washer or dryer, you will need to call your Gilbert plumber immediately because it would seem that you have early water leak in your washer dryer or in the plumbing system connected to the wall.

These days, high efficiency washers and dryers will not only save your money but will keep your clothes clean and can last a lifetime.

But without proper maintenance, and some check-ups from your Gilbert plumber, your high efficiency washer and dryer will not work as efficient as it should, and will not last as long as it should.

If you are experiencing some of the problems mentioned above, like dripping, linking, water spots, clothes that are not getting clean, cracks in the piping, loose nuts and bolts, call your Gilbert plumber for a routine washer and dryer check up.

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C. Slany Plumbing
At C. Slany Plumbing, located in the heart of Gilbert, AZ, we provide all East Valley residents with above and beyond plumbing services with a customer experience like no other. With an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Arizona’s C. Slany Plumbing provides quality, experienced, and affordable plumbers with the knowledge to repair any drain, find any plumbing leak, replace any faucet or hot water heater, and fix any reverse osmosis system.
2675 S Roanoke St
Gilbert, Arizona
Phone: 602-999-1415