If you’re thinking about buying a hydraulic and industrial hose franchise, remember — you’ll not only specialize in hose replacement, but you’ll become an expert in hose maintenance, too!
Why Is Hydraulic Hose Maintenance So Important?
Hydraulic hose is built to withstand enormous amounts of pressure over a sustained length of time. Unfortunately, without the correct maintenance they can degrade over time.
What Are the Most Common Reasons for Hose Failure?
Some of the most common reasons for hydraulic hose failure include age, incorrect pressure, abrasion, site damage, and excessive exposure to temperatures. As a hydraulic and industrial hose service franchisee, your job would include advising clients in ways they can keep their hose in tip-top shape.
How Can You Tell if Hydraulic Hose Needs Replacing?
The best way is also the simplest way – maintenance! By having your hoses checked on a regular basis, you ensure you’ll detect hose failure early. PIRTEK offer clients a preventative maintenance program where we conduct a hose survey to identify lines that need replacing before the failure occurs.
If a Hose Needs Replacing, What Do I Need to Know in Order to Choose the Replacement?
Most hydraulic hoses look similar, so part of your job will be to help your customers determine the most appropriate hoses for their equipment or machinery. By assessing their system’s requirements, you’ll be able to assess the correct hose for to replace it with. Here are some of the common questions you’ll ask to supply them with exactly what they need:
- What type of fluid does the system use is used in the system?
- What is the desired diameter and length of the hose?
- To determine the appropriate fittings needed, what is the hose attached to?
- What type of internal and external pressure and temperature conditions does the machine operate in?
What Kind of Experience Do Hydraulic and Industrial Hose Service Franchisees Need to Get Started?
At PIRTEK, our franchisees need no prior experience with hydraulic or industrial hose. We provide comprehensive training to teach our owners everything they’ll need to know to hit the ground running, as well as ongoing support throughout the life of their business.
What Type of Investment is Required?
PIRTEK makes it easier to open your business by offering two different tiers of investing. Our Tier 1 option is for owners who are ready to start a physical retail store location, while the Tier 2 option allows franchisees to start at a lower cost of entry by beginning with a mobile service only location. By starting off within the mobile service model, new franchise owners can build both revenue and a customer base before scaling to a brick-and-mortar operation.
Hopefully we’ve taken some of the mystery out of what owning an hydraulic and industrial hose service franchise is like. Want to learn more? Please get in touch with us today!