7-Step Guide to Clean Your Air Compressor


| 12/28/2015 12:00:00 PM


Tags: Home Maintenance, Tool Maintenance, Cleaning Guide, Meggie Haneckow,

Thinking about giving your air compressor a clean? Since an air compressor is required in almost every air tool that one can think about, it is an important machine and regular cleaning is a good way to ensure that it continues to operate well. Don’t ignore the health of your air compressor if you want tools to function in an uninterrupted manner. Here are seven steps that will help you keep your air compressors completely clean.

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Check the Manual: This has to be the first step in your air compressor cleaning schedule. The user manual helps you know the workings of the specific air compressor you’re using. There will be some facts and tips stated in it that have been put there so that you take special care to follow them. Following the manual also helps keep the warranty from becoming void.

Keep the Tanks Moisture-Free: Moisture accumulates in the air tank when the air is being compressed. If you live in a humid environment, the chances of moisture accumulating in the tank increase. Therefore, it may be necessary to drain the tanks of air compressor regularly.

Nuts and Bolts: Because your air compressor is probably used on a regular basis, it’s wise to check all the fasteners, like nuts, bolts and the screws, before each use. Tighten them up whenever you notice they’ve become loose.

Check the Hose: The hose is like the vein of the air compressor. Any leakage or breakage that the hose suffers can cause a great amount of pressure on the air compressor. Therefore, as soon as you observe some kind of damage to the hose, get it repaired as soon as possible.




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