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Curl Curl Administration Admin Login - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Burst washing machine hoses have to be one of the most common causes of catastrophic water damage in homes.  Did you know that up to 70% of Insurance claims in the home are related to burst washing machines hoses? Most hoses when we buy our machines are made from plastics or rubber.

As rubber ages, it loses its flexibility and this creates it to weaken. Sun is also another factor that damages the rubber and creates it to split.

Another reason for the rubber hoses to burst is being subjected to water hammer over and over for many years. The rubber washing machine hose is eventually going to fail, every time a washing machine shuts off the water, a shockwave is sent through the water pipes.

So what can you do about it? Here are a few suggestions –

  • By fitting braided stainless steel flexible hoses to your washing machine you will reduce the chances of this happening. Stainless steel braided hoses are much stronger and more resistant to bursting, they also last longer.

  • Where you can protect your hoses form direct sunlight.

  • Turn off your washing machines taps when you are not using it. Washing machine manufacturers actually tell you to do this in their installation instructions.

Call us today to organise for one of our qualified technicians to upgrade your hoses to stainless steel and have peace of mind!    
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