A Guide to Humidifier Maintenance

It is easy to forget about your humidifiers until your environment fails to meet your needs. This can be a real problem in the winter months when demand for humidification is typically at its highest.

Planned maintenance of your humidification system can help ensure reliable and safe operation all year round. In general, you should plan on at least two inspections of your humidifiers each year. One inspection should be during the autumn, before the weather turns cold and the demand for humidification rises. The other should be in the late winter or early spring to check the humidifier following the period of high demand.

A humidifier planned maintenance agreement with will save you money. Planned maintenance enables the contractor to keep his service engineers busy during periods of low demand when there are fewer breakdowns to attend to. It also helps to reduce the number of emergency calls from customers because their humidifiers are properly maintained and therefore more reliably. A maintenance contractor will very likely give you a special rate to perform planned maintenance visits because it helps the contractor operate more efficiently and these savings can be passed onto the customer in the form of a reduced hourly rate. Alternatively, if you were to call once in the spring and once in the autumn for a service, you would get the same benefit, but it would probably cost more than if performed as part of a planned maintenance agreement.

Whenever you call your humidifier service company it helps if you to know the details of your system including the make, model and serial number. This basic information is extremely helpful when preparing parts and allocating labour to the call.

Similarly, the service technician should a complete written report detailing what work was carried out. This information should also be kept on file by the maintenance contractor to assist in planning future service visits.

Health and safety is also a key consideration when selecting a humidifier maintenance contractor. Organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies and procedures in place and more companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management. A competent humidifier maintenance contractor should be able to demonstrate their competencies through accreditation with SAFE Contractor or CHAS, the contractors health and safety scheme or similar such organisation.

Following these guidelines will help you identify the kind of humidifier maintenance contractor you need to carry out planned maintenance on your system. And, by having planned maintenance performed, your humidifiers will last longer and operate more reliably.

HumiServ, the service and installation division of Humidity Solutions provides a nationwide aftercare package for all makes of humidifier. With more than 20 years experience in installing, commissioning, servicing, refurbishment and replacement of humidifiers our engineers are best placed to provide the right solution for you and your business. Our fast reactive call outs provides a quick response to breakdowns minimising disruption to your business, while our cost effective humidifier planned maintenance agreements are tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Every planned maintenance visit gives you:

– Service visits at pre arranged intervals
– Predictive spares usage
– Detailed service reports
– Fully trained specialist engineers
– Telephone support
– Advice on compliance with current legislation
– Spare parts for all makes of humidifier usually available for next day delivery.

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