A washing machine drain pan is inexpensive, easy to install, and can go a long way towards saving your home from any water damage that your washing machine might cause.
Essentially, your washing machine is a risk (even when it isn’t in use). If one of your hoses isn’t working properly, the resulting leak may cause extensive damage to your home before you even realize it’s happening.
And that’s where a drain pan comes in.
What Is a Washing Machine Drain Pan?
Washing machine drain pans are installed under your washing machine to prevent damage from leaks and drips. The pan usually connects to a drainpipe via a PVC fitting; this is essential because, without it, any large overflow will render the drain pan useless.
Installation is fairly simple, but depending on your washing machine setup, it may require a professional plumber. Once it has been installed, you can simply set your washing machine back down on top of it. The pan will prevent any drips, leaks, condensation run-off, or even larger spillage from ruining your floors and walls.
Sometimes, washing machine drain pans can even be required, especially if you are using a washing machine in an apartment unit or upper level of your home.
Drain Pan Maintenance and Replacement
Because drain pans are often made of plastic or similar materials, it is important to replace them every so often. Cleaning them and emptying out water build-up (if it has not already been drained away) can go a long way towards extending the life of your drain pan and preventing mildew and other bacteria from building up.
If you need advice, help installing a drain pan, or any other appliance repairs, call Morris County Appliance Service in Rockaway!