Washing machine floods are common, and even though they are not destructive, what you do after the flood will determine how quickly you restore the area. Firstly, you need to get a reliable restoration company for the job. ServiceMaster Southside provides water disaster restoration in Virginia Beach, so you can count on us for restoration after a flood in your home. 

So, what do you do immediately after your washing machine floods?


Stop Water Flow

Before you deal with the damage the water might have caused, you need to stop water flow by turning off the water supply to the washer. At this stage, turn off the power at the breaker and unplug the washer for safety. 

Notify your Insurance Provider

If you predict the damage to be substantial, involve your insurance provider from the beginning. That way, you can maximize claims and reduce repair and replacement costs, if any. Take pictures of the area and send them to your insurance agent as you work to restore the area. 

Remove Standing Water

If the flood is beyond your control, call us at ServiceMaster Southside for safe and effective water removal. We provide water disaster restoration services in Virginia Beach and have the right tools and equipment for water extraction, drying, and cleaning. 

Overall Cleanup and Disinfecting

Once the area is dry, clean and disinfect it to kill germs that could cause illnesses. Cleaning and disinfecting will also discourage mold growth, which, if left to thrive, can cause a myriad of problems in your home. 

Repair the Machine 

Lastly, hire a professional to assess the situation of the washing machine and start the necessary repairs. They will figure out the cause of the problem and initiate repairs and replacements to prevent a similar problem in the future. 

If you have a flood on your property and are looking for a reliable restoration company, call us at ServiceMaster Southside. We provide water disaster restoration services in Virginia Beach and will help you restore your home to full functionality.