Proper care of a rubber air hose can help extend its lifespan. Besides, it can ensure safe and reliable work. Here are some tips to maintain and care for a rubber air hose.
Inspect the hose regularly for any signs of wear, leak or damage. Then look for crack, bulge and abrasion. While if you notice any issues, repair or replace the hose at once.
Clean the Hose
Clean the rubber air hose to remove dirt and others that can affect its normal use. Use mild soap or water to gently clean the surface of the hose. But avoid chemical that may degrade the rubber.
When not in use, store the rubber air hose in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep it coiled or hung properly to prevent kink, twist and damage. A hose reel or hanger can help maintain its shape.
Avoid Over stretch
Do not over stretch the rubber air hose. Because it can weaken the material and lead to premature failure. Use the proper length of hose to avoid strain.
Protect from Extreme Temp
Never expose the rubber air hose to extreme temp. Because it can make the hose not that flexible and durable. If necessary, use a silicone hose sleeve to protect it against high temp.