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What You Need to Know About Air Compressor Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your air compressor is a great way to save yourself time and money. Taking a few moments out of your day to ensure things are running smoothly can keep your machine from developing major issues down the road that could cost a lot to repair. Be sure to hang on to your owner’s manual so you can refer back to it while performing your maintenance checks! The manufacturer of your air compressor should be the authority on how to care for it and ensure its longevity. 

Using your manual, build out a maintenance schedule that looks something like this:

Check pump oil levelX
Oil leak inspectionX
Drain water in tankX
Inspect odd noises/vibrationsX
Inspect air leaksX
Inspect beltsX
Check/Clean air filtersX
Check safety relief valveX
Check and tighten nuts and boltsX
Check connections for leaksX
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Make sure your schedule includes all the key points of compressor maintenance with a note of how frequently each item needs to occur– some inspections will need to be done more often due to the daily wear and tear of the machine, while others can be done monthly or quarterly. Following your checklist is the easiest way to ensure that you spot any problems early on and prevent minor issues from becoming major repairs in the future.  

Scheduled maintenance is more than just changing a few filters!  At 3C, we have an in-depth checklist covering all preventive and corrective maintenance to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment with minimal downtime for your facility.

Is your compressor in need of professional maintenance? Request a quote today!

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