You may think you do not need to clean your hose nozzle, but that is far from the truth. Learn how to properly maintain your hose nozzle to extend its life.
One of the most common misconceptions about hose nozzles is that you never have to service them. That is far from the truth since cleaning your nozzle can extend the product’s life and allow you to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Learn how to properly maintain your hose nozzle to get the most out of the product.
Wash It Off
The first step you should take is to remove your nozzle from the hose. Afterward, rinse it off with water. You can do this with your hose or put the nozzle under the tap of your sink. Although you will apply soap later, this rinse will help remove any loose dirt or grime so that you can concentrate on the heavier cleaning you will perform in the later steps.
Let It Soak
Your next step in properly maintaining your hose nozzle is to get a bucket and fill it halfway with warm water and some liquid soap. When the water has built up a nice head of soapy foam, you should place your hose nozzle in the bucket and let it soak. Make sure to let it stay in the bucket for at least 20 minutes so that your cleaning solution can work its way into the nozzle.
Brush It Off
When 20 minutes have passed, remove the nozzle from your bucket and begin scrubbing it with a brush or toothbrush. You should give it a good thorough cleaning to get rid of all the remaining debris or filth left on the nozzle. Afterward, you need to rinse off the nozzle again to remove the remaining soap. You should then dry it with a washcloth or a towel before reattaching it to the hose.
By following these steps, you will properly care for your nozzle so that it can provide you with more years of service in helping your plants grow. You also will avoid the expense of buying a new one and prevent perfectly good material from being wasted.