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Tips to help you extend the life of your gasket

Posted by Kyle Smith on 23rd Nov 2014

Does it seem like you are replacing your gaskets way more often than you should be? Well the crew here at Gasket Guy has come up with a couple different tips to try and help you avoid replacing these gaskets so often.

  • The easiest way to help extend the life of your gasket is to clean them at least weekly with warm water, soap, and an abrasive cloth. Make sure to clean the entire gasket not just the easy parts. I recommend getting into the groves as well as all surfaces. This would also be an ideal time to check for any rips, tears, or cuts.
  • Always try to encourage your employees to properly open the door. When employees do not use the handle to open door, they tend to run their fingernails over the gasket or pull on the gasket itself. This can cause the gasket to rip, tear, and stretch. If you cannot seem to get them to open the doors properly we highly recommend having your local gasket guy come out and install at least more gasket shield or even better a custom handle. If you are going to have the local gasket guy come out it would be a great time for them to check the rest of your equipment including: cutting boards, door sweeps, gaskets, handles, hinges
  • For your drawers it is very important for you to make sure that they are opening and closing correctly. A drawer that is not properly aligned will more then likely catch on the gasket. This will result in the gasket ripping, tearing, and causing it to not seal correctly. Either you or your local gasket guy can come confirm and repair new rollers and tracks.
  • If you are still not satisfied with the life span of your gasket try switching to a santorprene gasket. They are a more heavy duty that will endure more than just a regular gasket.

If you have questions on any of the tips that we have provided please feel free to call us at 1-877-442-7538 or email us at info@gasketguy.com. We would be happy to answer any questions or to help you get in touch with your local gasket guy to fix any problems that were stated above as well as cutting boards and others.  

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