Why Does Your Sink Back Up When Running Your Washing Machine?

Have you noticed gray water from your washing machine backing up into your sink once in a while? This is one common problem for many homeowners, which can be frustrating sometimes. Have you asked yourself why does this happens? Well, know that your sink and washing machine drain lines tend to run congruent to each other, which means they combine at some point on the way to the main sewer line. Therefore, if there is a problem after they combine, this could definitely affect both systems.

How Can you Find the Problem?

The first thing to do is to pinpoint the problem. Sometimes a washing machine backup will occur in one or more sinks during or after the drain cycle of your washing machine. This may not happen every time or it may get even worse. If the sink doesn’t back up on its own when you do the dishes or run the faucet, the clog is probably deeper in the pipes and only responds to the large volume of water being drained from your washing machine. In either case, this is a sign that you probably have a clog in the drainage pipe after the two combine.

How Can you Fix the Problem?

The first thing we advise is NOT to use any chemicals to clear the clog. These chemicals can damage your pipes, leading to cracks and leaks later. These chemicals might simply minimize the problem, but will not fix it completely.

JCN Plumbing has been providing exceptional plumbing services in Miami Dade and Broward for the past 20 years. We are a licensed and insured company, that truly cares about the customers, and we also have the best equipment and knowledge to locate and clear clogs.

Contact our main office today located in Miami, and one of our representatives will help you coordinate an appointment with one of our specialists.

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