If you use a lot of heavy construction equipment on your job site, then there's a chance that you're always having to do routine maintenance and repairs on it. This is especially true if you end up working on a job site for a long period of time, such as if you're working on a really big commercial or industrial project.
Unfortunately, taking time off of the job to repair and maintain your equipment can slow down your company's performance on the job and can cost your construction business time and money. If you follow these tips, however, you'll find that you can speed up equipment repair and maintenance on the job.
Perform Maintenance and Repairs Before Taking on a Construction Job
Even if your equipment isn't quite due for it yet, it can pay to tighten up bolts and screws, change filters and brakes, change the oil and perform other necessary maintenance and repair tasks before taking on a construction job. This will help you ensure that your equipment is prime and ready for the job at hand and that you will have minimal issues while you and your crew are working.
Keep Maintenance and Repair Parts on Hand
It's a good idea to keep belts, screws, bolts, filters, oil and other necessary maintenance and repair parts on hand at all times, even on a job site. You should be able to stash these things in your truck or toolbox, and you won't have to worry about wasting valuable time to make a run to your shop or to an auto repair shop to pick up these necessities when you need them.
Use Power Tools for Repair and Maintenance
You probably wouldn't dream of tackling a construction job without power tools, so why would you try to use hand tools to maintain and repair your equipment? Impact wrenches, air compressors and other similar tools and equipment can be helpful in getting construction equipment maintenance and repairs done quickly.
Inspect Equipment Each Day
Train your employees to inspect each piece of heavy machinery each day before starting work and after the workday is over. This will allow you to add lubrication and make other minor changes that can help prevent repair and maintenance issues later on.
Keeping your equipment in good condition can be tough on a heavy construction site, and maintenance and repairs on this equipment can be time-consuming and costly for your company. Luckily, following these tips can help you speed along the process so that you can spend more time focusing on the construction job at hand.