Your average hose is relatively affordable. However, when it comes to commercial hoses, one’s going to have to spend a little more as, after all, these types of hoses are designed with greater quality and longevity. So, clearly, ensuring these hoses last as long as possible is critical since not only will you be wanting to save on money from having to keep rebuying hoses, but most importantly, you’re going to want them to be reliable and long-lasting, so you’ll experience as few hose failures and dangers on the job.
If you’re wanting a long-lasting hose, here are some simple tips to better make sure of it:
Roll Up Your Hoses the Right Way.
Many people hate rolling up their commercial hose after use, often either leaving it in a messy pile or all sprawled out on the floor after use. Other times, they might roll it up, but they may do it in a way that could actually be damaging to the hose.
To roll up your hose without damaging it and to ensure as little kinks and tangles as possible, make sure all pre-existing knots are removed from your hose prior to gently coiling it as it’s in a straight position. Ensure the circle is relatively large in diameter to prevent the hose from being bent past its limit.
Don’t Pull Your Hoses Tightly Around Corners.
There’s only so far your hoses can be tugged around angles. While there may be some corners you have to conquer when utilizing your commercial hose, the safest way to ensure your hose lasts as long as possible is to avoid pulling it around corners. The more you do this, the more you set your hose up for a disaster as corners can cause wear and tear to your equipment, and the act of tugging and pulling alone can kill your hose much sooner than expected.
Be Mindful of the Temperature of the Location You Store Your Hoses.
Not only are hoses sensitive to temperature during use but also during storage. This means very high temperatures and very low temperatures are harmful to these products no matter what. That said, this is definitely something for you to be mindful of.
Although sometimes it’s impossible to avoid, it’s a good idea to make sure the region you store your hose at is above freezing, and preferably, out of blazing hot temperatures and humidity. The last thing you would want is for your precious hose to become warped and be at risk of developing tears or holes because you failed to storage your hose in safe temperatures.
Sometimes even with great care, however, commercial hoses can fail on you overtime. And at some point, your hoses will end up failing on you. Whenever you’re in need of new commercial hoses, don’t be shy; call (951) 735-1351 to learn about ASJ Hose & Fittings’ fantastic supply of Continental brand commercial hoses.