Washing machine hoses - those python-like "creatures" that attach your washer to your water source - are one of the most neglected and potentially damaging maintenance monsters in your home.
Are your furnishings, floor coverings and heirloom keepsakes worth more than $50? The investment of $50 (or less) in new washing machine hoses is well worth avoiding the costly damage, messy inconvenience, and loss of irreplaceable treasures that can happen when your washer's hoses burst or leak.
Washing machine hoses are under constant pressure when being used ... and failures cause about $150 million in damage each year. To reduce the chance that your hoses are going to fail, inspect them regularly.