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How hose clamps are used for plumbing applications

Hose clamps are renowned for their usage in vehicular design, but they have several other functions that can sometimes go unnoticed.

One such unique usage of hose clamps is the ability to implement them in a plumbing emergency.

What kind of plumbing situations can be solved by Hose Clamps?

There are several notable plumbing areas where hose clamps could be your saving grace. We’re going to list the situations first, before delving into how hose clamps can solve them.

The first of these issues is a burst pipe which can happen in various locations in your home.

Burst pipes are often caused by extreme temperature changes, often during winter months where they quickly freeze and unfreeze themselves. If you’ve ever experienced a burst pipe in your home, chances are you remember it; it isn’t a pleasant experience. The water leaks caused by burst pipes can quickly flood your home if not tended to immediately.

There’s also washing machine hoses. These can mould over time, which can eventually cause tears or leaks. These can also be caused accidentally as you’re dealing with a washing machine, particularly if they’re exposed.

Finally, a plumbing emergency that can be solved by hose clamps concerns damaged water lines, particularly those underground. Roots can puncture these underground lines without you noticing, or you can accidentally disrupt them whilst gardening.

How can Hose Clamps solve problems with plumbing applications?

In all the above cases, hose clamps can be just the thing you need to solve your issue thanks to their ability to secure hoses of almost any material, even silicon. But first, you must always turn your water off. This ensures you’re not trying to clamp a burst pipe with water still gushing out of it, and avoids any problems with flooding.

You’ll then need to evaluate the scale of the damage to your plumbing hose or pipe. The next step is to apply a suitable amount of tape or a rubber patch, which can plug the hole.

That’s where the hose clamp comes in. You’ll then need to attach your hose clamp around the patched-up tear. This can secure your fix in place and ensures that the hole is closed as tightly and securely as possible. Make sure it’s not too tight though, as this can become a problem.

The last thing to do is turn your water back on and to test your handiwork. If applied correctly, you should’ve solved your plumbing emergency with the proper application of a hose clamp.

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