The washer supply and discharge hoses are often overlooked, but they are all too common culprits of water damage. When was the last time you inspected your washing machine supply hose? If it has been more than 5 years, you are gambling! I know firsthand that these hoses can sometimes last 30 years—that’s about how long they lasted for my grandparents—but this is definitely not the norm.
It may be that these older hoses fall under the whole “they don’t make things like they used to” category, but there is only one way to be certain, and I feel sure that you don’t want to wait until water shoots out the sides to find out. If it has been more than 5 years, go ahead and replace the washing machine hoses while everything is dry.
While You’re At It…
While you’re changing out the supply hoses, I suggest installing a new discharge hose, too. And since you’re back there already, clean out the dryer vent with the hose of your vacuum. Removing lint and other buildup from the dryer and the vent tubing will save electricity while reducing the risk of a fire.
If you’ve already learned that you need to replace washing machine hoses, and you found out the hard way, give us a call and we’ll repair the water damage in your home in no time.