Let’s face it, commercial hoses don’t last forever. One day, they’re going to need to be replaced. However, it isn’t money-wise nor eco-friendly to be going through commercial hoses like they’re going out of style.
If you find your commercial hoses wearing out much sooner than their average life expectancy, listen up. There are a plethora of things you can do to ensure your hoses last as long as possible. And better yet, these practices can ensure your commercial hoses don’t fail on you unexpectedly, risking serious injury or expensive property damage, due to a significant hose leak or rupture.
Here are some of the many common reasons commercial hoses fail and how you can prevent them from happening:
Using the wrong hose or hose accessories
One of the most common, yet preventable, reasons a commercial hose may fail is because the user opts for the wrong hose and/or incorrect hose accessories (e.g., fittings, clamps, etc.) for their application. The best way to prevent this? Make sure to do quality research, or ask an employee at ASJ Hose for help selecting the right supply.
Extreme temperature exposure
Any type of hose that’s exposed to extreme cold or extreme heat is going to be affected. Cracking, discoloration, and stiffness are not uncommon among hoses that haven’t been properly protected from intense ambient or room temperatures.
Bending the hose past its minimum bend radius
Forcing a hose beyond its minimum bend radius and pulling it around tight corners is a quick way to lead to hose failure as the hose’s reinforcement breaks down. Bending a hose at a tighter angle than it’s designed to bend can result in restricted flow, the development of kinks, and even a decreased life span of your hose.
Opting for the wrong hose length
Getting the correct length of hose is not just a convenience; it’s a necessity to ensure your hose lasts as long as possible. Opting for a commercial hose that’s too short causes unnecessary stress on your hose as it’s unable to properly expand and contract with pressure and temperatures changes. Not to mention, those utilizing a hose that’s too short are more likely to pull and bend their hose further and harder than it’s safe to.
Natural wear and tear
No matter how well you take care of your hose during both use and storage, it’s bound to show signs of wear and tear over the years. Kinks, cover damage, tears, swelling, and crushed sections of your hose may be witnessed later down the road. Even if the damage occurred naturally over time, using a faulty commercial hose is never safe, and it must be replaced.
Are you in need of a new commercial hose or hose accessories? Even if you are confused as to what type of supply you need to get your job done, our team will be more than happy to assist you as you hunt for the right products. Contact us today at (951) 735-1351!