fbpx
An Easy Fix to Avoid a Flood in Your Home
Do you remember if or when you have replaced your washing machine hoses? Are they the original hoses and if so, how old is your washing machine? It is recommended that washing machine supply hoses should be replaced every five to seven years. Washing machines, like all appliances, are expected to work and when they […]
An Easy Fix to Avoid a Flood in Your Home
Do you remember if or when you have replaced your washing machine hoses? Are they the original hoses and if so, how old is your washing machine? It is recommended that washing machine supply hoses should be replaced every five to seven years. Washing machines, like all appliances, are expected to work and when they […]

5a84948b-f248-43b3-b847-a518932afe87.jpg

Do you remember if or when you have replaced your washing machine hoses? Are they the original hoses and if so, how old is your washing machine? It is recommended that washing machine supply hoses should be replaced every five to seven years.

Washing machines, like all appliances, are expected to work and when they don’t, it’s time to have them fixed or replaced. However, there is a critical connection from the water supply that may even be older than your washing machine itself.

Eventually, unless hoses are replaced, they will fail, which on the mild side could be slow leaks or burst entirely, and could cause a catastrophic flood in the home. The failure could come from a number of causes including age, improperly installation, poor-quality materials or poor design.

The hoses are generally under the same pressure as the other plumbing in the home. Imagine having an open faucet running directly on your floor.

Ask someone whose hose broke while they were asleep or out of town and you’ll hear stories of how quickly the water can damage walls, flooring, and furniture. Almost anyone with a pair of pliers can replace the hoses for under $30.00 to avoid this potential disaster.

As you’re shopping for the replacement hoses, consider the braided stainless steel connectors available at any home center. The advantage is that the stainless steel offers additional protection in case a soft spot develops in the hose beneath. They’ll cost a little more but offer considerably more protection for a nominal additional price.

LIST OF BLOGS

How to find a Herndon home for Sale at a Reasonable Price

How to find a Herndon home for Sale at a Reasonable Price Using a free online search tool is good, but it does not consider buying strategies, insight into creative finances, long-term economic trending, and repair vs. replace cost benefits.  Here is why working with...

Own a home is the key to Wealth Homeownership is the key to …

Own a home is the key to Wealth Homeownership is the key to Wealth, home owners have 40 times the house wide range than tenants. One more impressive fact is that homes have 68% of their wide range in their main home! Property owners have 40 times the home riches than...

What percent people Families Have their Entire Wealth Locked…

What percent people Families Have their Entire Wealth Locked Up in their Home Property owners have 40 times the home wide range than occupants. One more impressive figure is that homes have 68% of their wide range in their key home! Home owners have 40 times the house...

Home ownership is the secret to Wealth

Homeownership is the secret to Wealth, homeowners have 40 times the household wealth than renters. Another astonishing statistic is that households have 68% of their wealth in their primary residence! Leveraging the philosophical cliché “Time is money” is not only...

Why a Home Should Be Your First Investment

Real estate has been described as the basis of all wealth. Without considering income or investment property, buying a home to live in is an incredibly powerful way to build wealth or financial net worth. A home is an asset measured by the size of the equity. Equity...

Paying Points to Lower the Rate

Two commonly known ways to lower your mortgage payments are to make a larger down payment especially if it eliminates private mortgage insurance and improve your credit score before applying for a mortgage. Another way to lower your payment would be to buy down the...

I wish I knew then…

We have all heard this expression that implies that had a person known earlier in life what they know now, they would have done things differently. The subject possibilities are endless While no one has a crystal ball to see into the future, it may be possible to...

Your Home is a Hedge Against Inflation

The concern about inflation is the sustained upward movement in the overall price of goods and services while the purchasing value of money decreases. Tangible assets like your home consistently become more valuable over time. In inflationary periods, your home is a...

Why is the APR higher than the interest rate?

Annual percentage rate is a calculation to accurately reflect the cost of the mortgage considering the note rate of interest, financing fees and charges based on the term of the mortgage. Annual percentage rate, APR, calculates the interest rate and loan fees over the...

RECENT POSTS

I wish I knew then…

We have all heard this expression that implies that had a person known earlier in life what they...

ABOUT  TWENTY
THREE HOMES

The Twenty Three Homes are one of the premiere real estate groups locally, nationally and internationally, specifically dealing with high-end properties and exclusive clientele. Partner with Keller Williams Twenty Three Homes are full service real estate experts whose clients benefit from the custom tailored, hands on service while receiving all the exclusive amenities and resources of one of the most established and respected firms in the business.

GET IN TOUCH