Maintenance Services Direct

Garage door lubrication

Inspect and Maintain Your Garage Door in 8 simple steps Your garage door lubrication and inspection is just as important to your house as your roof or windows and is quite expensive to replace, but why is it very few households get it maintained? Many homeowners will carry out annual checks of their roof for loose or slipped tiles, missing and broken slates etc. However, when it comes to garage door maintenance too many people are missing it out altogether.…

Help in the Community

Maintenance Services Direct are reaching out in the local Community to offer help by Volunteering some of our time to help people or organisations who are in need. Over the coming weeks and months we are embarking on a “Help in the Community” project and we will begin to send letters, emails and messages out along with speaking to people to offer our services. We are looking to help local charities, community centres, church groups and general members of the…

History of Electricity

Starting with Ben Many people think Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity with his famous kite-flying experiments in 1752.  Franklin is famous for tying a key to a kite string during a thunderstorm, proving that static electricity and lighting were indeed, the same thing. However, that isn’t the whole story of electricity.  Electricity was not “discovered” all at once.  At first, electricity was associated with light. People wanted a cheap and safe way to light their homes, and scientists thought electricity might…

Types of Lubrication

Types of Lubricants and How to Use Them Almost everyone as heard of Lubricant in one form or another, Do you have that door that makes an annoying squeak everytime you open it? Do you have that sticky padlock on you garden shed or outbuildings? How about a stiff or hard to open window? Dont rush out just yet and grab the WD-40 (Other lubricants are readily available). One of the most common applications or uses for a lubricant is…

We are expanding our services

We are expanding our services – Maintenance Services Direct believe in bringing the customer a full and comprehensive range of services to try and meet as many of there requirements as possible. We are therefore delighted to now provide a Painting and Decorating service to customers in the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial sectors. We are able to carry out our customers exact requirements and provide both Interior and Exterior Painting and Decorating. We can provide Painting and Decorating services in…

The Importance of Home Repairs

Whether you have plans to sell your house or live in it for the rest of your life, it is essential for all homeowners to carry out repairs and regular maintenance. Minor fixes can help you prevent serious problems in the future. Comfort Major components of the home such as heating and plumbing need to be monitored regularly. They have a significant effect on how comfortable you can be in your home and replacements can be costly. If features of…

The Importance of Lighting Maintenance

  It’s often overlooked, but proper lighting maintenance is a large part of reducing utility bills, especially for businesses where lighting accounts for an estimated 20 percent of the total energy used in commercial buildings. More often than not, many businesses do not have a detailed lighting maintenance policy other than replacing burned-out bulbs. Poor lighting maintenance can lead to visual degradation, reducing worker productivity, and contribute to higher utility costs. Having an effective lighting maintenance policy includes having written…

Maintenance of Work Equipment

PUWER requires that: all work equipment be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient order and in good repair; where any machinery has a maintenance log, the log is kept up to date; and that maintenance operations on work equipment can be carried out safely. What you must do In order to ensure work equipment does not deteriorate to the extent that it may put people at risk, employers, the relevant self-employed and others in control of work equipment are…

Spring Lawn Care

A beautiful lawn complements the rest of the garden and makes the whole garden look fantastic. A spring lawn care routine is the best way to spend a little time and effort getting your lawn into shape – mowing the grass, feeding with a lawn fertiliser and dealing with bare patches, ugly weeds and moss. A simple spring lawn care programme will give you a lawn to be proud of, keep it in perfect condition and make friends and neighbours…

Corrective versus Preventive Maintenance

Corrective versus Preventive Maintenance: What is the difference and where is the value? Corrective maintenance can be defined as a maintenance task performed to identify, isolate, and rectify a fault so that the failed equipment, machine, or asset can be restored to an operational condition within the tolerances or limits established for in-service operations. Corrective maintenance is maintenance which is carried out after failure detection and is aimed at restoring an asset to a condition in which it can perform…