Owners of Northern Virginia real estate are looking to keep repairs & maintenance cost to a minimum! Even if you are not considering selling your home at this time, preventative maintenance is an imperative step to securing your real estate investment.
We’ve heard the advice, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” but when it comes to plumbing leaks, being proactive is more important than popular rules of thumb!
The washing machine is an essential appliance in the home, and when it’s not working, we know to quickly get it fixed or replaced. However, there is a critical connection from your water supply that may even be older than your washing machine itself, and in silent need of replacement.
If you talk to homeowners whose washing machine hoses broke while they were asleep or not home, you will hear stories of the expensive water damage to walls, floors and furniture. This disaster can easily be averted with a pair of pliers and a new hose, which can be purchased for approximately $30.00.
You’ll find several choices as you shop for a replacement hose, and keep in mind that a little extra cost may provide you with extra protection from water damage. Consider the hose with braided stainless steel connectors, because the stainless offers additional protection should a soft spot develop in the hose beneath. They’ll be a bit more expensive, but offer considerably more security for a nominal price.
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