Winter Plumbing Tips – The Price You Pay For Neglecting Washing Machine Hoses

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The water hoses that came together with your new washing machine might leak or even worse, burst over time. It really is a good preventive upkeep practice to check these hoses now and then for signs of wearing and weakness. Sometimes there can be a little blister within the rubber of the hose, which could break. Many manufacturers suggest replacing the hoses every couple of years.

Warning … If the hose ruptures, significant quantities of water could surge from the hose. If it is the hot water hose that bursts, the gushing hot water could scald you.

Washing machine hoses – those python-like “creatures” that attach your washer to your water supply- are one of the most neglected and potentially damaging upkeep monsters in your residence.

Are your furnishings, floor coverings and heirloom keepsakes and personal belongings worth additional than $50? The investment of $50 (or much less) in new washing machine hoses is well worth avoiding the costly damage, messy inconvenience, and loss of irreplaceable possessions that will take place when your washer’s hoses burst or springs a leak.

Washing machine hoses are under continuous pressure when getting made use of … and failures trigger about $150 million in damage each year. By your checking the hoses regularly, it will reduce the chance of this happening significantly.

There are a few options when replacing your washing machine hoses. You’ll find two basic selections of hoses offered in hardware shops… reinforced rubber and stainless-steel reinforced.

Reinforced rubber hoses are similar to hoses utilized by your parents (and maybe your grandparents). Although the earlier kinds had been plain solid rubber, modern hoses are reinforced with a braided rayon or polyester mesh to enhance bursting strength. When you select this kind of hose, make sure the label says “reinforced” or you may be purchasing a low-quality hose.

A newer kid on the block would be the stainless steel braided hose, frequently referred to as “burst-proof” or “burst resistant”. The construction is an extremely flexible plastic hose encased in a twisted, flexible mesh of stainless steel wire. This sort of hose is additional durable to physical damage (cutting and twisting) than rubber hoses and normally carry longer guarantees… but don’t necessarily last longer!

So have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year but don’t forget to take just a bit of time to check your washing machine hose.

Contact Butler’s Plumbing today (843) 342-2513 to see what we can do for your home or business today. We look forward to helping you with all of your plumbing needs!


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