Washing machine maintenance must!
Vancouver is an expensive place to live at the best of times. The last thing you want is a flood in your home when it can be easily avoided. Washing machine hoses should be replaced every 5 years or have stainless steel hoses installed (which are good for the life of the machine).
This picture shows hoses that are about 13 years old, can you see the cracks? Ask to have yours replaced the next time you book a service call.