Construction equipment can’t last forever, and sooner or later, you’ll need to repair it.
But how do you know when you need to repair equipment? We wanted to help by giving you some signs that your construction equipment might need some repairs.
Keep reading to learn the five common signs you may have failing equipment:
1. Visual Inspection
If you notice any of the following visual signs, get your construction equipment checked by a repair service:
- The construction equipment is leaking hydraulic fluid (from the lines, valves, or hoses)
- The construction equipment has hydraulic fluid dripping from it
- Minerals have built up in your construction equipment’s lubricating oil
A professional service can check for these problems. They will inspect construction equipment that runs thousands of hours each year. If you take care of construction equipment repairs right away, you’ll save money in the long run on maintenance costs.
2. Abnormal Noise
If there is a strange noise coming from construction equipment, make sure to get it looked over by a repair service.
Some construction equipment noises include a grinding noise and a squealing noise. A repair service can check construction equipment for these problems by performing a “sound test.” But, first, they’ll need to shut down the construction equipment to avoid any abnormal sounds.
If you’re in doubt about construction equipment, have it checked out before damages cost more than repairs. There are enough costs in the construction industry — excessive wear does not need to be one.
3. Excessive Vibration
If your construction equipment vibrates too much, someone should check it right away before it breaks, and it costs more money to fix.
This is especially true if the vibration was not an issue with construction equipment before the maintenance work (for example, when there was a tire change). In this case, vibrations may be a sign of construction equipment problems.
4. Mechanical Problems
If construction equipment is trying to move but can’t, then you might have mechanical problems.
For example, construction equipment may be unable to move because of a problem with its tires or wheels. If construction equipment starts to develop mechanical problems, get them checked out by a repair service before the damage worsens and construction equipment costs rise.
Leaving mechanical problems unchecked can cause construction delays. It can also mean construction equipment will break down more often. Intervening will save construction management time and money.
5. Temperature Changes
If you notice any temperature changes coming from inside or outside your construction equipment, this could indicate a problem, and you should immediately take action.
Too many temperature changes can affect the properties of materials and the efficiency of construction equipment. This could make it dangerous or even ruin a construction project if the equipment doesn’t work right.
Temperature changes in construction equipment can mean that fuel burns quicker. A repair service can help you to prevent more damage from happening.
Fix Your Construction Equipment Today
Now that you know the signs to look out for, you can determine if your construction equipment needs repairs.
If construction equipment is starting to show signs of wear or problems, don’t wait! Contact a construction repair service right away.
Request a quote by contacting us today.