Did You Know? Washing Machines

Posted on Thursday June 23, 2016

Did you know that malfunctioning supply hoses for your washing machine can result in some of the most common water damage claims filed by homeowners? Water can discharge at a rate of up to 500 gallons per hour, causing devastating losses to your home and any adjacent units.

Tips for preventing washing machine related losses:

•    Use steel-braided supply hoses and inspect them often for damage
•    Know the location of your in-suite water shut off
•    Use a water leak detection system
•    Allow three to four inches between the hose connection and the wall
•    Replace hoses every three to five years or sooner based on usage
•    Maintain insurance to protect yourself and your contents

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