What is a Flexi Hose and Why is it Important to Inspect Them?

A flexi hose is a type of plumbing component used to connect two plumbing fixtures or appliances together. It is made from a combination of plastic or rubber material and a flexible metal wire or coil, which makes it highly flexible and able to bend or move easily without cracking or breaking. Flexi hoses are commonly used in homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities to connect various plumbing fixtures such as toilets, sinks, showers, and washing machines. They are also used to connect appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and water heaters to the main water supply.

Benefits of Using Flexi Hose

One of the main benefits of using a flexi hose is its flexibility. It can easily be bent or curved to fit into tight spaces or around corners, making it an ideal choice for installations where space is limited or accessibility is difficult. The flexibility of the hose also helps to reduce stress on the plumbing connections and prevents leaks from occurring.

Another advantage of using a flexi hose is its durability. The metal wire or coil inside the hose provides it with additional strength and stability, making it resistant to kinks, punctures, and other types of damage. The plastic or rubber material used to make the hose is also resistant to corrosion and chemical damage, ensuring that the hose will last for a long time without requiring frequent repairs or replacements.

Proper Maintenance & Installation

Despite the many benefits, it is important to note that flexi hoses can also pose certain risks if they are not installed or maintained properly. Over time, the metal wire or coil inside the hose can become weakened or damaged, increasing the risk of leaks or bursts. If the water pressure in your hoses builds up, the rubber tube inside the flexi hose can expand under the pressure and bulge out of the sleeve. This often occurs when no one has used a tap or flushed a toilet for a while, such as when you are not home or asleep.

What to Look for When Inspecting Your Flexi Hoses?

Carefully examine the flexi hose for any visible signs of damage. Look for cracks, kinks, bulges, or corrosion on the surface of the hose. Pay close attention to the ends where the hose connects to fittings or valves, as these areas are more prone to wear and tear.

A burst flexi hose can cause significant water damage to your property and result in costly repairs. Regular inspections can help identify any potential issues early on and prevent a major plumbing disaster.

Flexi Hose Plumbing at Fantastic Plumbing

At Fantastic Plumbing, our professional team of plumbers can inspect and replace your flexi hoses. Located in Byron Bay, we service Tweed Heads to Ballina and surrounding areas. Get in touch at 0480 021 120 now to arrange your flexi hose inspection today.

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