At Gorilla Gaskets, we’re all kinds of obsessed with the products and materials that make our gaskets great.
But loving something, or some gasket, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have flaws, and while we lovingly create our products with the top materials on the market, we know that they, just like us, can have bad days.
We know that gaskets aren’t always perfect—despite being an integral part of most modern machines, they can also be an integral part of a machine’s problems. And because they are such an important part of making so many things work, it can get really hairy when those gaskets stop doing their jobs.
So, what should you do when good gaskets go bad?
Well, first of all, don’t panic. Let’s go through each part of the problem and the solution. We’ll even get you prepared for what to do if you run into this problem again.
And here’s the real kicker. We love gaskets—and we like you—so much that we want to help you repair your relationship with gaskets for the future, so let’s also look at what to do to extend the life of your gaskets where possible.
First, to truly understand why your relationship with your gasket has gone south, it’s important to look at a number of potential causes.
- Natural Wear and Tear
It’s a fact: The saddest thing about a gasket is the fact that it cannot, in fact, live forever.
Even when they’re made with high-grade materials, gaskets come into contact with a lot of erosive—and corrosive—elements! Being exposed to extreme temperatures, chemicals, and pressure can take a toll on even the toughest of gaskets over time.
This is why it’s so important to have a good understanding of what materials you’re using, and to have at least a vague idea of how often the most hardcore gaskets in your home or work should be replaced.
- Unfriendly Conditions
Beyond everything happening in and around your trusty gaskets, external conditions can also come into play with the wear and tear of your pieces, speeding up the breakdown of those super-sealers.
Some of the most common issues that we see from our clients range from not knowing any better (it’s okay; we were all new at this once) to lack of care in storage. In the case of situations where gaskets can be involved in a collision, like the gaskets in your car, there can be a rupture or a total breakdown on impact.
When you come to us for help with your gaskets, we promise we’re not judging you. But you’ve got to be honest about what happened. That way, we can solve the problem in the most efficient—and longest-lasting—way possible.
- Low-Quality or Incorrect Products or Materials
Every once in a while we try to save money in ways that are probably not the best for us in the long run. It happens to all of us, and it certainly happens to gaskets.
Maybe you tried to cut costs by using substandard products that didn’t end up working out so well. Or maybe you thought you could fix a problem by yourself, but you quickly figured out that the gasket that you purchased wasn’t quite the right one for the job.
We won’t ask too many questions—we promise. But now that you’ve come to the gasket guys and gals that really care about you and your machinery, we’ll make sure to find the best materials for what you need. The only way to go from here is up!
What Should I Do Next?
Now it’s time to make things right with your gaskets.
After we assess the problem using as much information as you’ve got on hand, we’ll be ready to give you a consultation on the best way to proceed.
- Replace the Gasket (If You’re Not in a Hurry)
If your gasket has gone bad, it’s time to move on to new materials. And we’re here to help you find exactly what you need, no matter what the initial cause.
It’s our mission to get you geared up with the best gaskets for the job, so you can count on a full rundown of your options.
And don’t be afraid to ask questions—we’ve heard it all, and we’ve got the answers.
- Get an Emergency Gasket Made (If You’re In a Hurry)
We love all of our gaskets, but even we can agree that not all gaskets are created equal in their everyday importance. There are simply some gaskets that need to be replaced yesterday when they break down.
Never fear—our emergency gasket service is here!
We have a team on hand to fix your most desperate gasket needs at any hour, and at a moment’s notice, to make sure that you don’t run into any (more) trouble.
How Can I Prevent This in the Future?
Now it’s time to proceed with the caution and knowledge you need going forward, both for yourself, and for your gaskets.
- Track Your Gaskets with (Written) Reminders
You may have no idea of the last time that your gasket was replaced, and that’s okay. But now that you’ve resolved a bad gasket situation, you have the power to move forward with new and improved knowledge (to match your new and improved gasket)!
Try to keep a note somewhere of when your gasket was replaced, and we’ll let you know roughly when you’ll need to replace it again. You might not be constantly thinking about gaskets—that’s our job!—but you’ll have an idea of when to replace it next time.
- Invest in the Best Materials
This is a simple rule, and one we live by in many areas of our lives. If you can invest a little bit more now in a high-quality gasket with more durable materials, you could be saving yourself a lot of money down the road.
- Troubleshoot for Damaging Conditions
Your gasket might have worn out from being left in conditions that caused it to wear out more quickly than usual. This is an easy fix, too!
We’re happy to let you know about the best ways to store your gasket-ified appliances and materials to ensure the optimal durability. Just ask us!
Just as in the case of gaskets that were made from less-than-perfect materials, you can save yourself quite a parcel of cash later down the road by making smart, conscientious decisions now.
Good gaskets can go bad, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t good gaskets. And at Gorilla Gaskets, we’re ready and waiting to solve your worst gasket issues in the nick of time.
You deserve to have the best-functioning and most-durable materials for everything that runs with gaskets in your life, and you also deserve the satisfaction of feeling like you have your gasket situation under control!
You can count on us to make all of your experiences run smoother from here on out—and when they don’t, we’ll be there for you, too.
1012 N 1st St
Artesia, NM 88210
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