In order to maintain consistent operations, it’s important to do all you can to minimize the wear and tear on your facility. One crucial part of this task is the regular maintenance of the various surfaces and equipment that make your factory what it is.
Without this maintenance, you are likely to experience far more downtime, which could reduce efficiency and hurt employee morale. To keep everything in your factory humming as it should, here are a few insights on how to maintain the everyday wear and tear in your factory.
Maintaining moving machinery is a full-time job. One of the most crucial parts of machinery maintenance is properly lubricating all of the moving parts.
It’s important to follow the manufacturers’ recommendations when it comes to how often to lubricate the equipment and what types of lubricant to use. Also important is to ensure that all lubricant reservoirs are kept full at all times.
Remove Corrosive Substances
To help prevent wear and tear on your floors, it’s important to remove any potentially corrosive substances from the floors as soon as possible. Though floors are tough, they still need to be cleaned regularly to help ensure their longevity.
You’ll want to be sure to carefully select the cleaners you use to ensure that they won’t harm the floor surface. Of course, you’ll also want to ensure that all floors are completely dry before any employees return to that area of the factory. You can talk to local specialists, like those at Archway Brick and Tile and other locations, for more information on how to take care of your floors.
Add Corner Guards
If the activities in your facility involve people pulling and pushing carts, pallet jacks, and other pieces of equipment, you know how quickly the walls can become ruined. Especially vulnerable are corners, whose marred surfaces can start to look more like the cratered surface of the moon than the corner of a wall.
To help protect the structural integrity of your walls and the overall appearance of your facility, installing corner guards is a good idea. Just be sure that if the corners are in especially bad shape that you repair them first to ensure the guards have something to hold onto.
Use LED Bulbs
Your employees depend on good lighting to safely and efficiently do their tasks. When bulbs start to burn out, therefore, it can lead to significant safety hazards and a noticeable drop in productivity.
Given the hard-to-reach locations of some of the overhead light fixtures, though, replacing these bulbs requires a herculean effort that could slow down the operations at your facility. However, by replacing these bulbs with long-lasting LED bulbs, you’ll be able to cut down on your energy costs and significantly increase the interval between bulb changes.
Although there is a cost involved in maintaining your facility, it should be seen as a long-term investment. By properly maintaining your building, you will be able to use it for longer without worrying about a major overhaul. This will help your company continue to expand and avoid the major expense that a renovation entails.
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