Washing Machine Safety
Millions of Americans depend on washing machines for quick, easy, and thorough cleaning, as opposed to some older methods that do not do nearly as good a job.
As a matter of fact, researchers estimate that the average family of four does about 8 to 10 loads of laundry every week! If you're wondering what the quick math correlates to over the course of the year it's over 500 loads of laundry!
With a demand like that, it is imperative that you take the necessary steps and precautions to make sure it runs properly and without error.
There is a lot of wear and tear that comes with this type of usage, so we wanted to run through some maintenance tips to make sure your machine remains in tip-top shape and in great working order.
- First and foremost, you are going to want to replace your washing machine lines at least every 3-5 years; each time the machine is turned on or off, the lines contract which could eventually lead to bursts.
- It is highly recommended that you switch from rubber hoses to stainless steel braided hoses.
- Before you replace these hoses, make sure your water is turned OFF!
- Finally, check your hoses for leaks at least once a year!
We hope you learned how to take better care of your washing machine, and remember: for all of your restoration needs, call SERVPRO!