Checked your hoses lately?
When was the last time you looked at your washing machine drain and supply hoses? For most people, it was when the home inspector looked at them before you purchased your home or when you had your new washing machine installed. The average life expectancy for standard rubber washing machine hoses is 5 years. When the rubber in the hoses age they lose their flexibility and are prone to bursting. Burst washing machine hoses are one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes. A tip I give my customers is to purchase steel braided hoses for your washing machine. THe sttel braid provide extra support for the hoses and helps prevent bursting. The price of the hoses is less than $40.00. This is a small price to pay when compared to the damages and inconvenience of a flooded home!