You can’t fix stupid.
It may not have been professional, but those are exactly the words that came out of the mouth of the emergency maintenance worker who showed up in your daughter’s apartment on a Sunday afternoon. And while your daughter was in her first month of being in her first non dorm apartment, the unprofessional comment was not directed at her. In fact, the maintenance worker thanked your daughter for so quickly shutting off the water source at the wall when she realized that the brand new washing machine in her apartment was leaking. Your daughter had also made use of nearly every towel she owned to start mopping up the mess.
Upon arrival, the maintenance worker quickly found the problem: no one had attached the drain hose to the machine. The stainless steel clamps were still taped to the unattached hose on the back of the machine. Fortunately, your daughter was one of the first residents to do a first load of laundry in the complex and the maintenance team was able to purchase a specific kind of mirror that allowed them to go into each unit, look behind the stacked washer and dryer systems and double check that any other unattached hoses were be connected with the necessary stainless hose clamps.
Hose Clamps for Plumbing Problems Are a Generic Fix
In spite of the latest technology and efficiency ratings, there are many times when the simplest of equipment is the solution. Hose clamps, for instance, are designed to provide even pressure on all sides, without any gaps. And while implementing hose clamps for plumbing problems is a universal solution, there are many kinds of choices that are available.
In their most basic use, there are several different types of hose clamps, and everyone one of them serves a pretty specific purpose. These types include worm gear clamps, spring clamps, and wire clamps. Worm drive hose clamps are often even more versatile than their counterparts because can be daisy chained to make a longer clamp if there are several shorter ones that do not have the required length. spring clamps are a less expensive, but equally versatile option for smaller jobs. Screw clamps consist of a galvanized or stainless steel band, where a screw thread pattern has been pressed or cut. These kinds of screw wire clamps are normally used for hoses one half inch in diameter and up.
Sometimes the simplest of answers provide the best solutions, and if you are in charge of the installation of appliances in an entire apartment building then you might want to make sure, at the very least, that all of the hose clamps for plumbing problems have been properly attached.
You can’t fix stupid.