Home-Front Risk Tips – Washing Machine Hoses

We built our house ten years ago.

When we moved in, we moved a washing machine – the machine and the hoses.

About two weeks after we moved in, I was in a hardware store and walked by steel-reinforced washing machine hoses.  I bought a set and put them on a shelf, planning to replacing the old hoses.

Six months went by and I finally got around to changing the hoses.  After I turned off the water, I grabbed the old hose and found that I was holding a golf-ball sized blister in the side of the hose.  Had that baby broken, we would have had a mess+++++.

Check your washing machine hoses – go ahead and do it right now.  I’ll be here when you get back.