Here are some steps to follow to detect and fix leaks or damages in a PVC hose.
Inspect the hose
Inspect the PVC hose to make sure if there was any damage or leak. Then look for crack, split, hole or bulge on the surface.
Check the fittings
Inspect the fittings to make sure they securely attaches to the hose and are free from loose and damage.
Test for leaks
To test for leaks, turn on the equipment or fixture that uses the PVC hose. Then look for any dripp, spraying or hiss. You can also apply soapy water to the surface and watch for bubble, which indicate a leak.
Replace damaged fittings
If the fittings breaks or looses, replace them with new ones. But make sure the ones can fit to the hose.
Patch small leaks
For small leaks, you can patch the damaged area with a repair kit. You can also use some glues for this.
Replace the hose
If there was damage or leak, you’d better to change a new one. Then you work can continue and be immune to such problems.
With these steps, you can detect and fix leaks or damages in a PVC hose. Besides, you can ensure safe and efficient work.