Plumbing Nightmare in Harrisburg, PA: Burst Washing Machine Hose

This Halloween as some Harrisburg residents have scary dreams brought on by too many horror movies, the local plumbers at Ready & Able will be having dreams of a different sort: plumbing nightmares.  There is, of course, the hideous monster clog in the drain, the alien root expanding in the sewer pipe, and the rumbling, talking water heater, but today we want to talk about the plumbing nightmare that is the number one cause of water damage in homes:  the washing machine hose that comes alive and bursts with excitement!

An immense amount of water flows through your washing machine hose each time you run a load of laundry, so when a hose explodes water damage is inevitable.  Each year millions of dollars in water damages occur when washing machine hoses burst and send cascading water onto finished basements, flooring, appliances, and various possessions.  But, what’s great about this particular plumbing nightmare is that it can be easily (and inexpensively) avoided.

Tips for Avoiding a Burst Washing Machine Hose in Harrisburg:

  • Ensure that there is a minimum of 4 inches between the water connection and the back of the washing machine.
  • turn the water off to the clothes washer after each use
  • Do not run a load of laundry while you are sleeping or out of the house.
  • Ensure that hose connections are secure.
  • Regularly inspect your hose for leaks.
  • Replace hose every 3-5 years.
  • Only buy high-quality washing machine hoses.
  • When replacing a hose, make sure it is free of kinks.

Also another great way to avoid the hose from bursting is to turn the water off to the clothes washer after each use.  A quality, easy to use valve will help ensure you practice turning it off each time with little effort.  We can also install automatic valves that turn the water off automatically when the washer is done running. A burst washing machine hose is one plumbing nightmare that can easily be avoided, and it’s much cheaper to prevent the problem than to clean up after it.  Need help replacing a washing machine hose or with any other plumbing repair in Harrisburg?  Make Ready & Able Plumbing your go-to plumbing company!

Our experts can size up any job and give you the information and options you need. And with free estimates, flat rate pricing, guarantees on our labor and products, 24/7 emergency service, and screened employees, you are guaranteed to have a good experience with our company. We are here to make your life easier and 100% customer satisfaction is what we strive for. For testimonials, money-saving tips, and coupons visit us on the web. And feel free to call us  717-963-2034 when problems arise or with any questions or concerns. Ready & Able is ready to help you, anytime, anywhere!

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