Plumbing Tips, Information and Homeowner "How-Tos"
An often overlooked potential for leak and damage by most homeowners is there clothes washing machine. Many of you are aware that behind the washing machine is usually hot and cold water shut offs with a drain stand pipe. From those shut off valves typically we see black rubber hoses that take the water to the hot and cold inlets of the machine. Over time rubber becomes brittle and these hoses will become damaged and fail.
When these water supply lines fail they can do devastating amounts of damage and or flooding. Most of the plumbing systems in the Indianapolis area have operating pressures between 40 and 100 PSI. So even a little pin hole leak can add up to hundreds of gallons over an 8 hour period. To prevent this potential of flooding and damage to your home we at ALL-PRO Plumbing Services, LLC recommend you replace these hoses around every 3 to 5 years. It’s relatively inexpensive to replace these and it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.
Many of you may be saying this doesn’t apply to you because you may have hoses that are made of braided stainless steel. These are a better alternative to the standard black rubber hoses but, they are still rubber inside and the recommendation is still the same 3 to 5 years replace. Also, with the more and more popular steam dryer, there is a third hose that feeds water to the dryer. If you have this feature please relay this information when making an appointment for service. Many companies will charge you additional fees for a “parts run” if they show up prepared to do a conventional washer hose replacement.
At ALL-PRO Plumbing Services, LLC, we offer water line repair and washing machine supply line maintenance in Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Fortville, McCordsville, Indianapolis and surrounding areas with 24/7 Emergency Service. Call us today at: 317-596-0972. Call us today for a free quote 317-281-5510.