Bursting rubber washing machine hoses is one of the most common causes of water damage. As the rubber ages, it loses flexibility and cannot handle the water pressure. Here are some steps you can take to protect your home.
- Replace your old rubber hoses with braided stainless-steel ones.
- Turn off the water supply when not in use.
- Install an emergency shutoff kit. These devices have water sensors, so if a water leak is detected it turns off the water.