Do you have a ticking time bomb underneath your sink?

Here are 3 things to look out for if you have flexible braided hoses in your home.

June 18, 2020

Flexible  braided hoses, also known as flexi hoses, are rubber pipes encased in braided  lengths of stainless steel. They are easily bent into shape are widely used  under kitchen and bathroom sinks. The bad news is that when they are a few  years old, they can suddenly burst. The good news is that there are signs they  may need replacing.

Here's what you can do:

  1. Check the hose regularly for any kinks or  twists.
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  3. Look for any rust spots.
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  5. Check the hose to ensure there are no  lose or broken braids.
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The hoses last for  about 5 years, so check them regularly for any damage. Make sure that any new  hoses are installed by a licensed plumber and show everyone in your home where the main water valve is located; this way, the water can be turned off quickly  in the event of a burst hose.

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