Why delaying maintenance can backfire.
“I’ll give it another year.” How often do you say that when considering maintenance work? Perhaps it’s a result of feeling ‘sold to’ when you go and get your puncture repaired at certain fast fix car garages. You know the sort of thing – you go in for a puncture patch up and come out having been told you need a full set of shocks and brakes.
The upshot is that when you’re told similar things in other scenarios, you react the same way. Just over a year ago, we were asked to give a quote to repair an air compressor for a client who manufactures tools.
We explained that the motor needed rebearing – a job that, parts and labour together, would cost £560. Now, no business wants to carry out maintenance work needlessly so, perhaps burnt by previous experiences elsewhere, the client asked if it was an urgent job.
This is always a bit of a tricky one – you can’t see into the future – but we explained that the bearings were starting to fail, that they wouldn’t fail tomorrow, but that they needed fixing soon.
Actually, the bearings lasted a little longer than we might have expected – they limped on for another year. But by the time they failed for good they had also damaged the motor overload/breaker. With the additional parts, labour and the cost of hiring a replacement compressor to cover the downtime of their own equipment, costs trebled to £1,677.
The moral of the story? Repairing your air compressor sooner rather than later is almost always cheaper, almost always simpler, and almost inevitably involves less hassle.
Want us to give you a quote for keeping your compressed air equipment in prime condition? Talk to us now on 0114 243 2347.
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