As President Kennedy once said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” Although he was talking about America as a whole during the time of his presidency, and not an actual building, his message still rings true regarding repairs. After all, it’s much easier to fix a roof when the sun is out instead of when there’s a downpour of rain. The same is true with any building repair; it’s much easier and less time consuming when the weather is good, and you don’t have to worry about fighting the elements.
If you own a building needing repairs, it’s frequently cheaper to get the repairs done right away. When you let things go, they can oftentimes cause even more problems, in a domino type of effect. Timing is important for more reasons than one. Working on repairs during a busy season can make a job more time consuming, increasing labor costs and extending projects. So one of the best ways to keep costs down is to fix problems as they arise.
A great way to prepare for the upcoming winter months is with preventative maintenance. Cold temperatures can greatly affect things like machinery and pipes, so using insulation can help to prevent breaks or other damage. Just like you insulate a home to keep it warm, pipes can be kept warm in the same way.
Preventative maintenance can also be beneficial in predicting when equipment needs to be replaced. When you know the condition of your equipment it’s easier to plan your budget around replacing it instead of having to pay for an emergency replacement or emergency repairs.
At Base Construction, we offer services for process piping, concrete foundations and slabs, structural steel fabrication and installation, turnkey projects and secondary services, and mechanical equipment. As an industrial contractor on all types of projects, our professionals at Base Construction can help you and your business with all your repair and replacement needs. To work with Base Construction, contact any one of our knowledgeable staff who can assist you with any questions you may have.