As with any type of building equipment or business supplies, spray foam equipment is an investment that costs your company money. While the sprayfoam equipment category is a wide field and encompasses equipment that runs the gamut from relatively small and affordable to sizable and pricey, no business can afford to throw money away by wasting it on equipment that won’t last, regardless of the specific price level.
Plus, when equipment dies or breaks down unexpectedly, this becomes a problem for you, one that will likely cause an inconvenience for your customers. That is of course something you want to avoid if at all possible. Fortunately, there are some basic things you can do to help ensure your spray foam equipment lasts a long time.
Stick with brands you can trust. Bargain brands are often no bargain in the long run. Trying to save a few bucks by going with an unknown manufacturer will often come back to hurt you—perhaps very quickly—when that equipment breaks or fails to perform at the standards you require. It is usually worth it to invest a little more money to get a brand you can trust.
Keep the equipment clean and well-maintained (with service when needed). Even the best equipment won’t live up to its full potential or maximum lifespan if it isn’t cared for properly. Become familiar with the user guidelines, and make sure you operate and maintain the equipment the right way. Don’t underestimate the importance of cleaning, as this can often prevent many common problems. Also, be diligent about getting regular maintenance and have the equipment serviced promptly at any sign of trouble.
Use quality replacement parts and accessories. You can negate the benefit you get by starting out with a name-brand piece of equipment if you then use low-quality replacement parts or accessories with this item. Again, you are usually much better off in the long run going with reliable brands.
Selecting the right supplier for your spray foam equipment can help you check all of these strategies off your list, so you won’t need to worry about being let down or inconvenienced by materials or machinery that don’t last. Intech Equipment & Supply specializes in spray foam equipment from top brands. We can also service and maintain this equipment, and offer a wide inventory of accessories and replacement parts.