We are frequently called out on emergencies to repair burst water pipes. Distressed homeowners and tenants call about water flooding out from under the vanity and completely soaking the floor. The majority of these situations arise from improper installation of braided water hoses under vanities and sinks without an isolation tap. It is essential that these braided hoses are only installed by licensed plumbers.
To avoid flooding of your bathroom or kitchen, check under your sink for these braided hoses and note any wear or tear. To be on the safe side, we recommend replacing the hose with copper piping that will outlast the life of the building.