Most manufacturers will spend a lot of time and money researching how to make the most profit possible off of their products. Unfortunately, this usually means sub-standard materials that you as a customer have to deal with. Take for example your washer. When you shop around for a washer, you probably don’t spend a lot of time considering the quality of the hose that comes with it, and the manufacturers know this. This is why the majority of them will send the cheapest hose possible along with the machine. This will not necessarily be a problem for years, but you might not be aware that a burst washer hose is one of the most common reasons for basement flooding. The problem is that many leave their water turned on even when the washer isn’t used. This puts the walls of the hose under constant pressure and it might eventually give way.
Of course, you should make a habit out of turning the water off for your washer when it isn’t in use, but if you want some extra insurance, you can invest in an upgraded hose that is steel-braided and can stand up to heavy pressure without bursting.