Simple Tips For Garden Hose Repair

Your garden hose is arguably one of the most used items around your home, but it is also one of the most abused. How many times does it get ran over or left lying around? I’ve even known people who used their hose as a rope to secure items on a trailer. Well, with that sort of abuse, leaks, kinks and damaged fittings are bound to happen sooner or later.

This is where some simple garden hose repair can come in handy. Here is a quick look at how to easily repair your hose and keep it from leaking.

  1. Find The Leak

Obviously, finding out where the leak is at in the garden hose is your first step. The easiest way to do this is to attach a spray nozzle and turn on the water. Find out where the leak is located and make a mark of it with a marker or pen.

  1. Get A Repair Kit

You can find a garden hose repair kit in most any lawn and garden department of major retail stores. Certainly a place like Home Depot will have one for you.

  1. Repair The Hose

Cut off the parts of the hose which are leaking water. Then, using the connectors in your repair kit you can put the hose back together again.

If your hose has only a very small tiny leak you may be able to wrap duct tape around it for a quick fix, but in most cases this will not work.

Is your hose beyond the stage of repair? If so, don’t throw it away. You can cut it up and use the pieces to tie down small trees or for other uses in the garage as well.