Have A Faulty Shop Air Compressor? What To Do
If your air compressor isn't working with as much pressure as it usually does and you are struggling to get it to work properly, it's time to get it looked at. You want to find a local machining company to help you get the machine evaluated and repaired. Here are some considerations to make and to talk with the repair company about.
Air Compressor Repair
Find a repair shop and get a quote to repair the components on the unit. A commercial quality air compressor can be an expensive purchase, so if the parts aren't a quarter of the cost of the machine, it may be best to just do the replacement work.
Find a repair shop that works on small machinery and that can get the parts in quickly. While it is in the shop, the unit may need a machine tune-up as well to help it run more efficiently and effectively. The machine repair professional can also detect other problems.
While you are at the shop you may also want to take a look at some of the other accessories that you might be able to get for the unit once it is repaired. This would include a rolling stand or holder that allows you to roll the unit around while you are using it.
If you walk around and are using the compressor a lot, a backpack to carry it may be a better choice for you. Look at the options they have in the shop, along with different attachments and tools that can be used to help you get in the hard to reach places.
Replacing the Compressor
If the air compressor needs a lot of different parts that need to be replaced, then you may just want to replace the compressor. Find out the cost for a new one at the repair shop where you take your unit, or find a distributor in your area. You want to be sure that you get a high-quality, commercial-grade option.
If your air compressor is an important tool that you use around your shop and you aren't sure why it isn't working like it normally does, it's time for you to look for a local air compressor repair shop that can help you with the work that needs to be completed. You will want to find out what the cost will be, and if it's worth the expense.