Avoiding The Number One Source of Home Flooding

Washing Machine Hoses

It’s a terrible feeling. You drive up to your home after being gone all day or from a short vacation and find a river of water running down the driveway. Did a water pipe burst? Probably not. The number one source of home flooding is a broken washing machine hose.

Most hoses are nothing more than reinforced rubber. Yet they sit behind the washing machine under full pressure for years. Some will give you a warning when they develop a bulge, but few people even check them.

Check the hoses on your washing machine regularly.

Even better, invest in reinforced or flood-proof hoses. Reinforced hoses are encased in braided steel or other materials that help prevent them from blowing out. Flood-proof hoses have a built-in valve that detects uncontrolled running and cuts off the flow of water.

Save yourself the nightmare and tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

Photo: Copyright 2011 Tom Branch

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Have you ever just met someone, but felt you like you'd known him for years? That's what most people experience with Tom. He has a knack for making folks feel right at home. After 21 years in the Air Force, loyalty and honesty are the foundation of everything Tom does. In addition to being a Texas Real Estate Broker, Tom is a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and a Short Sales & Foreclosure Resource (SFR).

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