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Maintenance

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…

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…

Autumn lawn maintenance

Autumn lawn maintenance – Although Autumn is often cold, damp and miserable it is also the most important season in the world of lawn care. The days get cooler and shorter, but it is the perfect opportunity to overseed and prepare your lawn for the following season. Autumn lawn maintenance and general care tips Step 1: Check your lawn for moss Lawn moss is a very common problem for most gardeners. It can be caused by many different factors such…

Garden shed maintenance

Garden Shed maintenance – looking after your garden shed Having invested in a quality garden shed, it is very important to look after it well to ensure a longevity of life by carrying out Garden shed maintenance. If treated and maintained correctly you should be able to enjoy your shed for many years to come. Treat timber regularly Treat your shed with a preservation treatment at regular intervals to get the longest possible life out of your shed. Tips for…

Why it is important to clean your guttering regularly

So why it is important to clean your guttering regularly? Well when was the last time you had your guttering checked? If, like most people, you can’t remember, then now might be time to get around to it. Maintenance Services Direct believe that even though they’re “out of sight and out of mind” for the majority of the time, your gutters actually play a huge role in the structural integrity of your house, and keeping them clean is a great way…

Winter garden maintenance

Your essential guide Winter garden maintenance – Maintenance Services Direct understand that it is tempting to retreat indoors during the winter period and leave the outdoors to fend for themselves. The truth however is that your outdoor spaces require TLC whatever the season. If you gaze out of the window your garden and patio area may look a little weary during the winter months and without the promise of the sun on your back, it can be very difficult to…

Why Mechanical Engineering

Reasons To Study Mechanical Engineering Why mechanical engineering is a good degree? Here are some compelling reasons to study mechanical engineering: Mechanical Engineers have good graduate prospects In a notoriously tough graduate job market it’s fair to say that degree-level engineers have an edge. Engineers build societies and, mechanical engineers specifically, apply fundamental maths and physics laws to create and build mechanical devices we use every day. So it’s no surprise to see that mechanical engineer students enjoy particularly good…

April Gardening Tips

General tasks and garden maintenance Beware of late frosts and keep vulnerable plants and new shoots protected at night if frost is forecast. Don’t be tempted to put out tender bedding until much later on in the month, and even then be prepared to cover it if necessary. Deadhead daffodils and narcissi; give them a liquid feed or a sprinkling of bonemeal and then let them die down. Don’t cut off the leaves as they are necessary to replenish the…

Importance of Proper Lubrication

As various industries constantly develop the performance of their devices to maximize efficiency and satisfy their customers further, they call upon different providers to give them increasingly effective alternatives. Among the best ways to achieve this target is to apply appropriate lubrication. Deciding on a proper lube for a particular equipment can certainly be a tricky work. The reason is that industrial lubricants are available in different forms and formulations. On top of that, most industries have special rules and…