Do It Yourself - Water Hose Blog

Posted by Teknor Apex on Apr 30, 2024 7:48:32 AM


Your garden and lawn tools should be considered an investment in your home. You’ll want to get the most use and longest lifespan out of these items, and this includes your water hose. With proper care, a quality water hose should last up to 10 years, according to Gardening Products Review. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the maximum lifespan out of your hose.


1. Keep Water Out of the Hose


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When the hose is not being used, you shouldn’t allow water to build up inside of it. When there is water present and sitting in the hose for long periods of time, it can lead to the growth of unwanted bacteria. This bacteria can start to deteriorate the hose. When you’re done using the hose, take time to drain all of the water out of it before you put it away. This will also cut down on the chances of water pressure growing too high in the hose and bursting it.


2. Put the Hose Away in Cold Weather


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When temps drop, you should disconnect your hose, drain it, and put it away. Water expands when it freezes, and this could lead to a busted hose. Small cracks could develop, and you won’t know until the next time you try to use the hose and discover that it’s leaking.


3. Keep the Hose Out of Direct Sunlight


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You’ll also want to keep the hose out of direct sunlight. The UV rays of the sun can start to deteriorate the hose material. This can lead to cracks and ruptures suddenly when you start to use the hose. You’ll want to store your hose out of direct sunlight when it’s not in use.


4. Be Mindful of the Nozzle


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You’ll also want to be careful of how you handle the nozzle of the hose. You shouldn't drag the hose by the nozzle or misuse it. This can lead to damage to the connecting parts, which will cause leaks later on.


5. Store the Hose Properly


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Hoses often get damaged because they are left out when not in use. This could lead to damage from lawnmowers, vehicles, or other things. When the hose isn’t being used, it should be rolled up and put away properly. This will ensure that it’s not exposed to freezing temps, UV rays, or objects that could damage it.


These are just a few tips to help you better care for your water hose. If you’re looking for quality lawn and garden supplies, contact Apex Hose or check out our inventory today.


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