While it may be tempting to keep all your cleaning products under the sink, this may be the last place they should be if you want to avoid a flexi hose bursting. The chemical environments under sinks are often known as “fume cupboards” and can cause the flexi hose to corrode. As hot water runs through the taps, the cupboards can become humid. Chlorine, which is found in many cleaning products, can mix with the humidity to make highly corrosive hydrochloric acid. You might consider keeping your cleaning products somewhere else, just in case.
Hire a licenced plumber to inspect your flexi hoses regularly to make sure they’re fit for purpose and meet relevant building standards. Flexi hoses will often have the expiry date listed on the collar. Your plumber can arrange and fit any necessary replacements.
Keeping on top of home maintenance should be on every homeowner’s schedule. Fitting home maintenance tasks into your overall routine may not only help save you money in the long run but could also reduce the stress and inconvenience caused by a leaking roof or burst flexi hose. To help you keep your home well maintained, we’ve developed the following checklists:
Roof maintenance checklist (PDF, size 2.9 MB)
Flexi hoses maintenance checklist (PDF, size 754 KB)
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