Plumbing leaks can be an expensive problem to have, causing damage to floorboards, furniture and walls. Leaks can also make your home damp, necessitating costly mold cleanup and making your home cold and smelly. Fortunately, the following preventive measures and moderate investments could help you prevent the inconveniences caused by leaks in your plumbing. Install shut-off valves If you have a water heater, dishwasher, washing machine or other appliance that could be vulnerable to leaks, you can prevent water damage to surrounding property by fitting it with a shut-off valve at the main water inlet.
17 February 2016
If you live in an area that is prone to long, cold winters and there are cooling towers nearby, the safety of those towers may be a concern for you. Fortunately, you are not the first person with a similar concern and as a result, there are steps and treatments that must be taken with cooling towers during periods of extreme cold. Since a frozen tower could result in structural damage to the immediate area, worker injuries and the loss of jobs for many, treating cooling towers appropriately during winter is crucial.
17 February 2016
You are probably anxious to get started on your driveway project, but there are a few things to consider before settling on a concrete mixer. The following guide will help you determine the mixer that would be best suited for your next driveway project. Mobility The first thing to consider is whether you want to rent a stationary cement mixer or a mobile one. Stationary mixers are chosen for heavier jobs, as they can mix strong concrete mixes.
17 November 2015
Hoses, fittings, pumps and air compressors are often found in rough working conditions. Whether you're managing an industrial process or working at a repair shop, a lot of the tedious, hard work can result in some careless mistakes or simple accidents that could lead to expensive replacements and repairs. As you look through your maintenance practices, consider a few ways to keep hoses and hose fittings in good working order by knowing what could go wrong.
24 August 2015
If you are the owner of an industrial or manufacturing business, compressed air that you have flowing through some areas of your building is vital to daily operations. While traditionally metals of copper and even steel have usually been used in these systems, a lot of modern business owners are making a change to aluminum compressed air piping systems. If this is a change you are considering because it has been recommended to you by an engineer, it is likely that you have a few questions.
13 August 2015
In your company's industrial setting, you probably use your air compressor all day, every day, no matter what time of year that it is. If you want to ensure that your air compressor keeps working at its absolute best all year long, it's important to properly prepare it for the winter. Luckily, doing so is simple, and you should be able to do it in-house. Just don't forget to follow these steps before the winter comes to avoid problems with your air compressor this season.
21 July 2015
Warehouses can get messy and disorganized quickly, especially during the slow season. The overflow of merchandise can make your warehouse feel claustrophobic and it becomes difficult to find what you need. Here are six tips for organizing your warehouse: 1. Group popular items together. When it comes to warehouse organization, follow the 80-20 rule. In your business, 80% of your sales come from 20% of your merchandise. Identify the SKU numbers of these items, and group them all together in your warehouse.
12 July 2015
Fiber optics are used everywhere: in the medical field, in the military, in transportation, even under the sea. The uses for fiber optics are endless. But with all of the advanced technology that has been developed in the field of fiber optics, there is one thing that everyone struggles with, and that is contamination. Contamination on the endface of the fibers can result in failure of either the individual piece or the entire system.
1 July 2015
When it comes to compressor seals, there are a lot of different types used in industrial equipment and supplies, including bronze seals and aluminum seals. Because of the importance of these components, you will need to be sure that you understand some important tips for getting the most out of these parts. With that in mind, read this guide and use the tips outlined accordingly, to give you the opportunity to get the ideal efficiency and performance out of your compressors.
24 June 2015
If you have a compost bin for your garden, you already know that the finished compost isn't always ready for use. Large pieces of vegetation, pieces of cornstalks and twigs often take longer to compost that kitchen scraps and grass clippings. Before using your compost, you will need to screen it to remove these. Making your own sifting screen will save you time and make using your compost easier. Supplies
19 June 2015