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How to Prevent Water Damage With Your Washing Machine Hose

Posted by Jaclyn Thomas on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Water damage is the 2nd most common home insurance claim next to wind and hail. Water damage can come in many forms, but a common preventable one are washing machine hoses leaking. Burst hoses can really cause a lot of headache and thousands of dollars’ worth of water damage.

There are now special no-burst hoses on the market that we offer here at Peterman Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Inc. No-burst hoses are encased in a woven metal sleeve that prevents weak spots in the rubber from developing into leaks. Replacing the hoses can save you a lot of time, money and frustration down the road.

If your washing machine is currently connected to bare rubber hoses, you could be risking a lot of money. They loose their flexibility over time. You should inspect it and plan ahead by scheduling to have it replaced with a no-burst hose. If you spot any blisters, cracks, bubbles, or a loose connection, replace the line immediately. When these rubber hoses are under constant water pressure,

they are prone to leaks or even bursting.  When a rubber hose breaks, water will pour into your laundry room until someone notices the water and turns off the main water supply. This can cost you thousands of dollars to clean up!

Replacing your washing machine hose is fairly inexpensive compared to the potential cost of a flood. If you would like to schedule to have your washing machine hose replaced call 317-859-4270.


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No Hot Water: What can you do?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

no hot waterNobody likes a cold shower, so naturally having no hot water can be a huge annoyance. Especially when you are getting ready for a date this Valentine’s Day weekend! There are a number of things that can cause you to run out of hot water. Fortunately, many of these things are fixable. So, before you give us a call, try these tips below to see if you can solve the problem yourself and have some extra cash for your date night.

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?Why Is My Water Heater Leaking?

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, January 22, 2015

leaking-water-heaterWater heater leaking can be a health concern. Damp and wet areas can sprout mold and mildew that can cause allergic reactions and asthma in some individuals. According to the EPA, some mold spores are toxic and can lead to serious health problems. That is why it is important to find out why your water heater is leaking so you can fix the problem before it turns into a major disaster.

WARNING: Water heaters are typically factory-set to heat water to 125° F, which is hot enough to inflict first degree burns on skin on contact. When turned all the way up to maximum temperature (which can be anywhere from 160şF to 190ş F) serious injuries can result from even indirect contact with the water. Always take precautions to avoid coming into contact with heated water.

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Thanksgiving Day Problems to Avoid

Posted by Chad Peterman on Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Thanksgiving is a lot of fun and a lot of work for you and your kitchen sink! Here are a few tips on how you can avoid any last minute plumbing emergencies during your holiday festivities:

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Plumbing Problems You Cannot Ignore

Posted by Chad Peterman on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Plumbing-ProblemsPlumbing problems you can’t ignore:

  • Clogged Drain: A clogged drain can quickly become a very serious problem, if you fail to take immediate action. And if the blocked drain is in your waste water’s path, you could be exposed to rather unpleasant and unsanitary conditions. Frequent blockages need to be identified and removed.
  • No Hot Water: You have your water heater to thank for warm showers and running the dishwasher or washing machine. If it isn’t adjusted properly or it malfunctions, cold showers can become a reality. However, you are in luck, because a Peterman plumber knows how to rectify the situation.  

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