Washing Machine Flood Protection

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Look at your washing machine hoses.  Do they resemble the same hoses you would use in the garden?  Since the water hoses going to washing machines are usually left under pressure all the time, the pressure and constant vibrations could eventually cause a leak.  Years ago a colleague had this happen and it made a huge flood.  Many people do use armored hoses for their washing machines.  That probably helps quite a bit, but I found something better from a company called Watts.

 

In addition to being armored, these hoses can sense a leak and shut off.  I was a little skeptical, but at around $32 for a pair, I thought it was worth the peace of mind.  That is of course if it works.

 

When the hoses arrived, I had to know whether they could really sense a leak.  I connected them in place of a garden hose and attached a sprayer.  The sprayer worked normally.  I proceeded to unscrew the attachment to represent a leak.  As advertised, the hoses shut off quickly.

 

Although I have no data on the longevity of this product, I was impressed and strongly recommend this Watts product. 

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One Response to “Washing Machine Flood Protection”

  1. Insured Decluttering Says:

    Insured Decluttering

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