Whether it’s you or your kids, someone is bound to have dirty clothes throughout the season. Make sure your washing machine is prepared for the extra work by having the hoses inspected for cracks, leaks, or bulging. It’s also a good idea to change washing machine hoses at least once every three years. If you do replace your hose(s), spend a little extra money and get the stainless steel braided hoses – they last longer than the rubber ones.