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What to Do with a Burst Flexi Hose

You’ll find flexi hoses, also known as flexible braided hoses, under your basin in the bathroom and your kitchen sink if your home has been built since 2000 or you have an older home that has been renovated. They are also behind your washing machine, dishwasher, and toilet. Flexi hoses are comprised of a rubber tube coated with a layer of braided stainless steel.

They are used to connect the mains water from your floors or walls to taps, appliances, and cisterns.

Why Do Flexi Hoses Burst?

There are several reasons why a flexi hose can burst, but with proper care and maintenance, bursts are preventable. Issues can arise if:

  • Your flexi hose has been installed incorrectly
  • The hose is corroded or rusted
  • The hose is twisted, kinked, or over-stretched

To avoid problems with your flexi hose, you should always get them installed by a professional plumber like those at Lucid Plumbing. They will know the correct brand to use and how to install it correctly.

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What to Do if Your Flexi Hose Bursts

If you have a burst, turn off your water at the mains as soon as possible. This will minimize any water damage. Then call Lucid Plumbing immediately. We will send a plumber out the same day to assess the damage and replace your flexi hose.

Before you know it, your plumbing will be back in working order.

How to Prevent Flexi Hose Bursts

Here are tips for preventing a burst in your flexible pipes:

  • Always hire a licensed plumber: Because professional plumbers have lots of training and experience with flexi hoses, they can ensure that your hose is not installed too tightly or too loosely. They will also know how to choose the correct length of hose for your needs.
  • Check your warranty: Only use flexi hoses that have a good warranty. You will find the expiry date on the hose’s collar. Keep a record of the warranty periods on your hoses so that you can replace them as needed.
  • Check your hoses regularly for damage: A quick check now and again can save you a lot of money. You can inspect the hoses by running your fingers along the pipe and looking for spots of rust or areas where the braids are fraying. If you notice any wear, call us at Lucid Plumbing and we will replace it for you.
  • Have mini stop taps installed: Mini stop taps enable you to turn off the water on an individual flexi hose. So if a hose is damaged, you can turn off the water until you can get a plumber out to replace it. This will prevent a sudden burst that could cause water damage to your home.
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