How to protect against flooding from a clothes washer.

Posted on : 04-01-2011 | By : Chris | In : Home Care Tips


We have all heard the horror story of a family going on vacation and coming home to a flooded home due to a ruptured clothes washer hose.  As horrible as this is it can all be avoided for about a total of $50.  If you follow the two recommendations below you will greatly reduce the risk of flooding from the clothes washer or its connections.

1. Replace the black rubber connection hoses (if you have these they are recommended to be changed every 5 years) with steel reinforced hoses.

2. Install an auxiliary drip pan under the clothes washer to protect against any slow leaks from under the clothes washer.

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