Please help - pan in 2nd floor laundry - what for?
Can anyone please help me understand the issues with a second floor laundry room (flood issues, not vibration issues)? I've read all of the threads I can find and talked to people at the appliance store, but it still doesn't make sense to me.
I'm building a house (3 weeks until closing), and the laundry room is upstairs. The builder told me that the washer will go in a drain pan with a drain built into it. I've known this for a while and even asked a few questions about specific washers with a drain pan.
But then, I started thinking about this pan. What water is it going to catch? In what ways does a washer flood the house? From what I read on the threads, it has to do with hoses. But, if my hose bursts, won't the water squirt all over the room? How is this little pan going to help? In fact, if the drain is in the pan, and most of the water is outide of the pan, the drain is no good.
So please help me understand - what is the pan going to catch?