Many people say that their shower hoses break in a short time. The main reason is burst. They can even change several pieces of shower hose within one year. Then what cause this?
In fact, there are many reasons for hose break. First is the quality problem. There are so many suppliers on the market. However, that quality is quite different. You may bought a bad quality shower hose. Second is the material. Normally the shower hose is PVC. Thus there will be expansion and contraction on the hose. Especially in cold winter, the hose will be hard. Thus when the hot water suddenly pass through, it may cause break.
How to avoid such problem
In order to avoid the break problem and for a long service life, OrientFlex recommend you metal hose. While among the metal hoses, the stainless steel hose is the best. However, there still some points to choose stainless steel hose.
First is the stainless steel cover
In order to avoid the cover break, you’d better choose a reliable and powerful brand. Because high quality metal cover should be double buckle and will never fail. But if you buy a bad quality hose, the stainless steel cover will be easy to fail. Besides, the surface of metal hose should be smooth and the gasps should be even.
However, the most important is that the hose should be strong enough. Because we may pull it during the usage. The pressure resistance should be 25 bar, while the pull resistance should be 120 kg.
Second is the inner tube
Besides the cover, we should also pay attention to the inner tube. Generally, the inner tube could be PVC, rubber and silicone. While the silicone tube is the best among them. But the price is higher accordingly.