Proper maintenance and care are essential to extend the lifespan of PVC hose. Here are some tips to prolong the lifespan.
Inspect the hose regularly
Regularly inspect the PVC hose for signs of damage such as crack, leak or wear. Then replace the hose if you notice any damage.
Clean the hose
Clean the hose regularly with soap and water to remove any dirt. Because it can cause blockage or damage to the hose.
Store the hose properly
Store the hose properly when not in use. While it should be a dry and cool place. Besides, it should be away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
Avoid sharp bends
Away from sharp bends or kinks that can weaken the hose and cause it to crack or rupture.
Avoid exposure to chemicals
PVC hoses are not suitable for use with all chemicals. Avoid exposing the hose to chemicals that can cause damage to the hose.
Use the right fittings
Use the right fittings that fit the hose material and the fluid or gas. Because this will ensure a secure and leak-free connection.
Do not exceed the pressure and temperature limits
Make sure to operate the PVC hose within the temp and pressure limits to prevent damage or failure.
With these tips, you can prolong the lifespan of your PVC hose. Then you can save a lot of cost and time to repair it.