In the United States, there are many individual professionals a homeowner can hire in order to ensure a properly functioning humble abode. However, for many homeowners, this can get quite costly. Since homeowners have many various responsibilities, such as paying bills, cleaning the home, purchasing necessities, and paying taxes- just to name a few, hiring professionals for tasks within the home just doesn’t work out sometimes. If you do not want to hire a professional for your home fixes, fear not! You can, in fact, do it yourself! Many do-it-yourself repairs revolve around plumbing. If you have plumbing problems or plumbing issues, here is how hose clamps help your plumbing repairs.
To begin, by definition, hose clamps or hose clips as they are sometimes called, are devices that attach onto a hose. This attachment is essentially to seal a hole in a pipe or other materials. Many believe that hose clamps are similar to duct tape, they are just more heavy duty than duct tape. The purpose of hose clamps is to then stop and mend a leak that could really destroy materials and devices within your home. If you need to seal a hole, and repair your plumbing, you can purchase various hose clamps at your local hardware store. To be more specific, there are large hose clamps, stainless steel hose clamps, mini hose clamps, and black hose clamps- just to name a few. Although all types of hose clamps work in different ways, concerning how to apply them, they all efficiently and effectively repair your plumbing issues.
How To Apply Hose Clamps
The purpose of hose clamps is evident. In addition, finding and purchasing hose clamps are simple and easy. However, really understanding how to apply hose clamps is imperative when you are doing it yourself. This is because when you repair broken devices within your home, there is always a risk. It’s understandable because you are not a professional in this field. However, doing it yourself is certainly possible. Here’s how:
Measure Then Purchase Clamps: First, it is wise to measure your pipe, device, hole, or whatever is needing the repairs. This is because you’ll better know what size and type of clamp you need in order to repair it successfully. In other words, the clamp will fit perfectly and you will not have to worry about it not sealing the hose or pipe. After you measure your devices, you can then purchase the clamps. As previously mentioned, you can find clamps at your local hardware store.
Expansion: Once you have the hose clamp it is important to expand it so it’s wide and big enough to slide over the hose, to seal it. In order to expand your hose clamp, you will have to turn the screw in it counterclockwise. After it is expanded you can slide it over the hose.
Fitting And Hose: Place the hose over the fitting that the hose clamp attaches to. Then you will have to slide the hose clamp over the present joint that exists between the fitting and the hose itself. This ensures that the hose clamp is attached efficiently and effectively and it is sealing the hole that may be causing a leak. You’ll have to turn the screws clockwise in order to contract the hose clamp and place pressure on the area that needed repair. Then, you’re all done and can move along with your day.
It is important to note that you will need a screwdriver as a tool when you use a hose clamp to repair your plumbing yourself.
Benefits Of A Hose Clamp
There are some benefits when you use hose clamps in order to repair your plumbing on your own.
Time Management and Schedule: When you hire a professional you need to edit your schedule and the time you have. However, when you do it yourself you have the freedom of time and can do it when you can.
Replacement: This is more so for stainless steel hose clamps. You will not need to replace these quickly because they do not corrode when in contact with water. So, your repairs are long lasting!