HOW A $10 HOSE
Can Cost You Thousands of Dollars
You’ll find flexi-hoses throughout the average Western Australian home, and they’re very easy to recognize.
Also known as braided hoses, their versatility enables them to be used in new construction and to replace copper pipes in older homes.
Here are a few of their more common uses:
- Found beneath kitchen, laundry and bathroom sinks.
- Connecting water from the toilet stop tap to the cistern.
- Connecting appliances like washing machines and dishwashers to their water sources.
Prevent Issues with Flexi-Hoses in your Home
Flexi-hoses have outer braided layers of stainless steel with a rubber pipe interior. And, because of their flexibility (hence, the name flexi-hose), they can be shaped to meet a range of home plumbing solutions.
Flexi-hose damage can cost you dearly. Up to 2,000 litres of water per hour can flood your home from a burst hose. The following information is key to helping you avoid such a disaster:
They should be examined frequently for signs of wear and tear by a licensed and experienced plumber.
REPLACE EVERY 5 YEARS
Flexi-hoses should be replaced no less frequently than every 5 years.
TURN OFF WHEN NOT IN USE
To prevent damage when going away even for a weekend, turn off the water main. Contact the Water Corporation for more information on 13 13 75.
How Kalamunda Plumbing can Help
The next time you contact us for a plumbing service, installation, or repair, we’ll inspect your flexi-hoses free of charge. We’ll replace worn hoses with a guaranteed up-front price quote and your approval to proceed.
And we’ll continue to inspect the hoses each time we provide you with service.
Contact us today for any home plumbing need and be sure to present your Kalamunda Plumbing specialist with this coupon to receive your free flexi-hose inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flexi-hoses should be inspected at least once a year to ensure that they are not showing signs of wear or damage. However, if you live in an area with hard water or have had issues with plumbing leaks in the past, you may want to consider more frequent inspections.
Some signs that a flexi-hose needs to be replaced include bulging or cracking in the hose, visible corrosion or rust on the connectors, or leaks around the hose or connectors.
While it is possible to replace a flexi-hose yourself, it is recommended that you hire a professional plumber to ensure that the replacement is done correctly and safely.
To extend the life of your flexi-hoses, you can take precautions such as turning off the water supply when you are going to be away from home for an extended period, avoiding using harsh chemicals that can damage the hose, and checking the hoses regularly for signs of wear and tear.
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