How to maintain your plumbing tools with GT85
Every good tradesman knows the value of regular tool maintenance. Because it doesn’t matter how skilled you are – if your tools aren’t looked after and performing at their best, it will show in your work. Today we focus on best practice for plumbing tools, because where there’s a plumber, there’s water. And where there’s water, there’s rust.
After every use
We get it – after a long day on the tools all you want to do is pack up your kit and not think about it again until tomorrow. But establish a routine for daily cleaning and maintenance checks, and you’ll save a heap of money and stress in the long run.
Before you sign off for the day, lay out all your tools and inspect them for damage. Things like cracked handles and blunt blades need sorting ASAP. Check your striking tools for mushrooming and shave off any curling with your grinder.
Most tools only need a quick wipe. Others will need a good wash in warm soapy water. In either case, dry thoroughly and finish with a coat of GT85 multipurpose spray.
GT85 is perfect for plumbing tools because it will drive out any remaining water or dirt. The PTFE formula also leaves a protective layer that will prevent corrosion, help your gear last longer and prepare it for whatever tomorrow brings.
Store with care
If you haven’t already, invest in a good toolbox and allocate tools to each compartment to prevent damage on the go.
If you’re not sure, always check storage instructions. A torque wrench, for example, needs to be loosened at the spring before storing to prevent weakening. If it’s been a while (not judging), a blast with the red straw will help get it moving again.
To maintain optimum performance and protect against rust, hand power tools with adjustable parts need lubricating before putting away. Lucky for you, GT85 does all of the above.
Finally, be mindful of where you store your plumbing tools. Sheds and garages are notorious for damp. Consider using a dehumidifier or Silica gel packs and always keep tools out of direct sunlight.
Don’t leave home without it
GT85 is a tradesman’s best friend because it does it all. As well as helping clean and maintain your kit, the red ‘n’ black can will make light work of your day to day, loosening rusty nuts and bolts and lubricating seized fixtures.
When taking apart valves, giving each part a good coating of GT85 will prevent rust and breakage.
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