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Washer Hose Repair
Few appliances use as much water as your washing machine. That means large volumes of water pass through your washer hose year after year—and that kind of work eventually takes its toll. Unfortunately, a broken or compromised washer hose has the potential to cause expensive flood damage to your home. In fact, washing machine hose problems are one of the leading causes of home insurance claims.
Warning signs that your washer hoses are wearing out
Determining if your washer hoses are in good shape is simple, and should be carried out at regular intervals.
- Look for leaks or pooling water at the rear of your washing machine
- Inspect the hoses to see if they have any bulges or cracks
- Make sure your machine has at least four inches clearance from the wall to prevent washer hose kinking
- Learn where your washer shutoff valves are: if a washer hose bursts, you can minimize the damage by quickly shutting the water off
- And never leave home while your washing machine is running!
Replacing washer hoses
It goes without saying that hoses should be replaced immediately if you do find leaks, bulges or cracks. But to be safe, you should also replace them if they are three years old or more—and be sure to use stainless steel washer hoses to avoid the potential leaks and deterioration of rubber hoses.
If it's not a job you want to tackle yourself, all you have to do is contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® plumbing specialists by calling 866-399-2885 to replace your hoses or schedule an inspection.