Each and every day we get up and go about our day rarely thinking about what our appliances are subject to. We each use our basic appliances that we have in our home everyday, such as refrigerators, dish washers, washing machines, water heaters etc.
When it comes to keeping up with your home maintenance these are the appliances you need to keep up to date. On your refrigerator you may have an ice and water dispenser with a supply line providing water to your fridge. This is one of the top items causing flood damage in a home. When these lines crack or break it is such a small leak that does more damage than you would ever expect by the time you find out.
When it comes to your washing machine the hoses supplying the hot and cold water must be replaced every 5 years to be safe. When you leave your home don't forget water pressure is still on to your washer and those hoses all the time and they are holding around 70 psi pressure. As those hoses get older they can break at the location where they are crimped to the steel connector.
In the future if you are planning to go away on a vacation or a short get away. You need to turn your main water cut off to the home in off position.
These are just some of the basic things that us at All County Plumbing of Hickory NC, think would be good to check in your home to prevent major damage in the future.