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The truth about smart washing machines

August 16, 2022
The truth about smart washing machines

Most of the appliances in our kitchen have changed over our life. Not too long ago, for example, getting ice cubes poured into your cup from the fridge was unimaginable. The appliances in other parts of our home have also changed a lot –– including our washers and dryers. Let us tell you all about how new developments among washers can impact your plumbing infrastructure and even your water bill.

The pros of smart washing machines

Every single device is seemingly “smart” these days: your phone, your TV, you name it. Washing machines are no exceptions, and they offer plenty of great benefits that make them a worthwhile purchase.

One of the best features about smart washing machines is that they can be better for the environment. The washing machines that are coming out these days tend to be better in terms of water efficiency, using an average of 10 gallons of water per cycle, which is up to 75% less than older models.

This, as you can imagine, can help you save money on your next water bill. And not only that: eco-friendly washing machines can also help you save money on your electricity bill since they tend to be more energy-efficient as well.

As technologically advanced as they are, washing machines are not immune to the same problems that have been affecting older models since the dawn of times. Read more in the following section.

Leaky washing machines

A leaking washing machine is more common than you think. The most obvious symptom is water leaking right out of your machine’s hose. Sometimes, however, it is also very common to spot water pooling in front of or directly under your washing machine.

Other times, your machine will drip water near the door seal, a warning sign that is easy to ignore since people often mistake the leaking water for residue from an earlier wash. However, a machine that is properly functioning will be dry.

If you see any of these signs or have reason to suspect a leak, the most important thing to do is ensure your safety. Make sure to switch off the washing machine, as well as to unplug it from the power supply and check that all taps are turned off. Then, it’s time to call the experts.

Why Hank & Sons Plumbing

The best way to deal with a leaking washing machine is to have a knowledgeable plumber come take a look. Here at Hank & Sons Plumbing, our team consists of reliable professionals who know what they are doing. We are conveniently located in Pomona and can provide services in the greater Los Angeles area. Give us a call today to discuss your situation: 909-524-2906.