Some of the things might be little, but it's important. This time of year, we're calibrating lots of equipment - flow meters, DO analyzers, gas detection systems, pH meters, ORP meters, scales, thermometers, and more. Calibrations, backflow preventer tests, lift station checks and pump checks may be routine, but they're valuable! Even when your meters are just slightly out of calibration, that can make a big difference in other areas, especially if you're using the meters for billing. A gas detection system out of calibration or with bad sensors that are often caught during calibrations can make for a very dangerous working environment.
Lift station and pump checks are an important piece of preventative maintenance. In your lesser used stations, you may not even know something is wrong with a pump or the controls. Case in point: this week we did pump checks for a small customer with just two lift stations. The station was running and the pumps were pumping, but there was something wrong with the controller. Without getting to specific, the pumps were running way too much, and as a result experiencing way more wear and tear than necessary - a great way to shorten the life of your pumps! For small systems like this one, they didn't realize what was going on until we came out and did the check. By catching and fixing the problem now, a potential emergency situation that would have been both costly and stressful was averted.
A couple things to note about our company. Our rates are very competitive and affordable, and we keep them that way. If we can, we really try to loop different systems up together to save time and money. Only want us to do calibrations? No problem. We'll work with you in whatever capacity you're interested in. We try to be as full service as you want. Really like a certain brand of equipment? We're able to work on everything, and we'll stick to what you have if you like it. There's no selling you something your not interested in. Our goal is to do a good job for you and leave you happy. Give me a call and get those routine things scheduled, so you can enjoy this season without worries.