Today on “#Crawling Across America”, we start our final tour of the year by launching a new course for Global Healthcare Education in Manchester, NH titled “NeuroFascial Patterns”! Stay tuned for more images from today’s course!
The mud will wash off, but the memories will last a lifetime 💪❤
What is a flexi hose?
These versatile rubber hoses armored in braided layers of stainless steel are popular in modern homes because they can be bent into shape. They became a widely used product approximately 15 years ago.
Lifespan of a flexi hose
Statistics show that flexible hoses last up to 10 years. Because they are typically out of sight and out of mind, it can be easy to forget to replace them when their lifespan is up.
Warning signs and replacement
The extremely inexpensive hoses can be replaced with ease. Stems recommend you inspect the hoses often, and consider replacement within 10 years of installation. Warning signs suggesting a time for a replacement include bulging and rust spots on the braided metal.
Damaged and outdated flexi hoses unfortunately cause the majority of water damage repair jobs. To think that a 30-dollar part could potentially save, in some cases, 150,000 dollars of damage is demoralizing.
Stems attended a job in late 2016, where a gentleman had been on holiday for 4 weeks when the flexi hose in his upstairs bathroom burst. He returned home to find the majority of his downstairs ceiling destroyed, kitchen cabinetry swollen, and mold ridden, Tasmanian oak timber flooring cupping and warped. His contents and items were unfortunately non-salvageable.
Make checking your flexi hoses part of your cleaning routine, beat the ticking time bomb and avoid becoming one of the 15,000 households that are damaged as a result of flexi hoses every year.