Defective washing machine hoses cost insurance companies and home owners millinos of dollars a year. It is a good idea to check your hoses every year and replace them every 5 years. Ask us about new burst proof hoses that may eventually leak if not replaced however they will not burst preventing a large mount of damage to your home.
With the Boone, NC and the surrounding area being home to many second and vacation homes. A lot of calls we receive have been from people who return to their homes after leaving the water on and finding a significant amount of damage due to a problem that occured while they were away. If you are leaving your home for even a short time please turn off the water.
When a small plumbing issue occurs and no one is around, you may return to a large amount of flood damage requiring repairs to your home.
When leaving your home always turn off your water at the point were it enters your home. Don't forget that you may wish to do that before you leave your primary home if you are coming to your vacation home here in the North Carolina high country.
Murphy's Law applise in all cases.