Why You Should Take Care of Your Washer Hose

pipe leakYour washing machine probably gets a lot of use. In fact, the normal wear and tear is actually a lot of work for any home appliance. As such, you need to ensure the machine is often checked for issues. This includes checking and maintaining your washing machine’s hose.

What is the Washer Hose?

The hose is very important to the machine’s process, as it is the sole provider of the inflow and output of water. Every time you do a load of laundry, the water needed comes through that hose. You should know this though: the washing hose attached to your machine is most likely rubber, as that material is most commonly used on hoses when they come from the manufacturer.

Why Do I Need to Check It?

Due to use, this rubber material can break down. Because of breakdown and possible water rot, your washing machine hose could burst. A burst washer hose can cause flooding to your home: be it the laundry room, the wall behind the machine, and nearby rooms’ floors.

The washer hose needs to be properly inspected often, and some sources state it should be replaced every five years. Luckily, there is a steel-braided hose now on the market that can replace your rubber one, should that break.

Repairing or Replacing a Washer Hose

In short, your washer hose is crucial in your machine functioning properly. Ensure that you have the right hose – in the best condition – for your washing machine. Otherwise, you could be dealing with significant water damage to your home.

Here at Dutton Plumbing, we service washing machines and their hoses all through the Simi Valley region. We can assess your machine’s hose and help you prevent water damage. Contact us now for a visit.