What Kind of Hose is Best For My Washing Machine?

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Vacuum TruckIf you’re looking to replace the hose for your washing machine in Beaumont or Lake Charles, we’re here to help. In this article, Roto-Rooter of Lake Charles, Inc. looks at what kind of hose is best for a washing machine.


Rubber Hose

This is the standard washing machine hose made of reinforced rubber that most of our clients have in their homes. They are relatively inexpensive to buy and easy to find. The reinforcement comes in the form of braided rayon or polyester mesh that makes the rubber stronger and less likely to burst then if the braiding wasn’t present.

If your washing machine is inside the house then we wouldn’t recommend further use of these hoses because they are the most likely to burst. These are a decent choice for washing machines that are located outside the house.

Stainless Steel Hose

A decent option of an indoor washing machine hose is the stainless steel braided hose. They are “middle of the road” in regards to price but the added safety is worth the extra expense. The braided stainless steel encases a rubber hose and provides a burst resistant measure putting these a step above the rubber hose. These washing machine hoses have a lower failure rate than rubber hoses when properly installed.

Auto-Shutoff Hose

The most ideal choice for indoor machine machines is the auto-shutoff hose. These are also stainless steel braided hoses that can be used indoors. These washing machine hoses have a shut off mechanism at one end as an added safety feature. If the hose burst the connector can sense the water pressure change and it stops the flow of water.

This auto-shutoff device can mean the difference between a little water on the laundry room floor and causing some real damage. There are a few variations in look and warranty based on brand.

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Call the experienced professionals at Roto-Rooter of Lake Charles, Inc. today. You can reach us at (337) 944-0108. We’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you have.

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