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Washing Machine Hose Failure

3/23/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowner suffered a severe water loss when the hose had broken away from the clamp.

One of the top 10 sources of water damage to the home is from a failed water supply hose. As a homeowner conducting monthly inspection of the hot and cold water line could save you from losses you may suffer. The following are some steps to take to keep a water loss from happening.

  • Look for sign the supply hose may be ready to fail. Blisters in the hose, worn tubing, or cracks.
  • replace the supply hose with reinforced steel braided hose
  • Make sure connections are tight. Replace them if they feel loose.
  • Supply hoses should be replaced every 5 years even if there is no obvious deterioration.

Should you suffer a water loss contact SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 508-533-5305. All our technicians have been trained and certified to handle all your water loss. 

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