28 March 2011

Watch your washer hoses to avoid kitchen floods

It’s wise to keep an eye on the rubber fill hoses that connect to your washer. Over time, as the rubber in these hoses degrade, they can develop bubbles that compromise their integrity, a bit like age-worn car tyres.

Washer Hose image

If the hose isn’t replaced in time, the bubbles eventually burst and hey presto, leaks and floods ensue. The other danger is that if it begins as a minor leak, significant damage can be done to your floor before you even notice.

The answer? Check your washing machine fill hoses regularly, and replace them if you notice bubbles. If you want to invest in them, stainless steel fill hoses are more expensive, but a wiser choice to use, as they won’t get those evil bubbles in them.

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