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What to Do and Not To Do With Your Air Compressor

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If you recently bought your first air compressor to use for your home DIY projects, then it is important for you to understand how to properly operate and maintain it. By following these time-tested do’s and don’ts you can stay safe and enjoy using your new air compressor.

DO place your air compressor on a completely flat surface such as a driveway or patio. Block the wheels with bricks to ensure that the air compressor does not move around while you are using it, especially if the wheels do not have breaks fitted.

DON’T operate the air compressor until you have ensured that all of the hoses and fixtures are intact and that each connection is properly connected. Leaks and loose parts can cause serious injuries when you operate the air compressor.

DO keep pets and people away from your air compressor while it is in operation. Operating air compressors are loud and can damage hearing, and they have many moving parts that can cause injuries. Children and pets especially should be well out of the way before beginning operation.

DON’T wear jewellery or loose clothing when operating your air compressor as they can become entangled cause injury. Do not wear short-sleeve shirts or work trousers when working near your compressor, and be sure to always wear sturdy shoes to protect your feet.

DO only fill your air compressor’s fuel tank and engine oil tanks when the compressor is turned off and has had ample time to cool off. If you add oil or fuel when the air compressor’s parts are still hot it could start a fire.

DON’T ever use your air compressor to clean dust or dirt off of people or pets. The high velocity of air from an air compressor can very seriously damage your skin, eyes, and ears. These injuries can be life-threatening and are not to be taken lightly under any circumstances.

DO read your operation and product manual thoroughly to ensure safe operation of your air compressor.

DON’T neglect the oil that lubricates your air compressor’s motor. The engine oil should be drained and replaced as often as needed (see manual). Just like when you change the oil in your car, you should also change the oil filter when you change the oil for your compressor’s motor.

DO make sure all guards and shields are in place and in good working order before turning the machine on.

When you have a problem with your air compressor, DON’T wait any longer! Please DO contact All Air Compressors for your reliable air compressor repair service.

We also have a wide range of air compressors for sale and/or for hire. Our air compressors are suitable for your various needs. From personal use to an industrial one.

When you have a problem with your air compressor, DON’T wait any longer! Please DO contact All Air Compressors for your reliable compressor repairs service.

We also have a wide range of air compressors for sale and/or for hire. Our air compressors are suitable for your various needs, including air compressor maintenance and air compressor safety. From personal use to an industrial one, we cover all compressor repairs and services.

Regular compressor repairs ensure your equipment runs smoothly and safely. Ignoring the need for compressor repairs can lead to more significant issues down the line, costing more time and money. Stay proactive with our top-notch compressor repairs services to keep your air compressor in optimal condition.

Visit All Air Compressors for your compressor needs!

Source: SGS Engineering