Posted by Teknor Apex on Oct 4, 2017 12:17:14 PM

professionaldemands.jpgLiving in a place where the weather gets cooler means two things: you freeze and other things freeze. This can be an issue if you're a person who likes to garden or camp. 

When camping or gardening, there are a few necessities that you definitely need. One of those things is a hose. A water hose can be used for many different things. You need a hose to keep your plants healthy when working in your garden, a sprinkler hose to keep your grass green. and of course, a hose to wash anything (including yourself!) when camping.

Clearly, hoses are used for many different things, so it's important to keep them in good condition at all times. But what do you do if it's winter and your hose freezes? Let's take a look at a few things you can do to prevent that from happening.

Use a Heated Garden Hose

Interestingly enough, heated garden hoses exist! That's probably the simplest way to prevent the water in your hose from freezing up when you need it the most. Many people with professional demands will turn to these types of hoses since they use the easiest warmth method. 

Wrap the Hose in Heat Tape

If you have no professional demands, or if you don't think that buying a heated hose is necessary, you can DIY your hose's heating system using heat tape. Wrapping the heat tape around your hose ensures that everything that is meant to be warm will stay warm. The diameters of a standard hose run from one-half to three-fourths of an inch, so make sure you have enough tape to cover the whole thing. 

Clear out any Excess Water

If you plan on leaving your hose out during the winter months, make sure that you have removed any water that was lingering in the hose since its last use. In order to do this, unscrew the hose from the water source, blow any water that remains in the hose out of it, and hang it upside down to dry. This will guarantee that you will not have any remaining water hanging around that will freeze up your hose. 

Whether you have any professional demands, or you just have a hose for doing things you enjoy, it's important that you take care of it. Making sure that the hose does not freeze during the cooler months ensures that it will not be damaged in the future.

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