Here are a few key points our leak detection experts touched upon regarding the real cost of not considering preventative maintenance in your business plan:
- Equipment Servicing: Repairing leaks is detrimental to a company’s workflow because ignoring routine maintenance means leaving room for problems to build up. Without being proactive, time and energy are going to be used to locate the leak. While costs can vary depending on the severity, size, and location of the leak, this workflow slow-down and excessive money spent on system servicing can be avoided using Spectroline’s UV fluorescent leak detection dye. It is inserted into the system one time, using the required amount of dosage so that all you need to do is shine a Spectroline lamp to see every leak quickly fluoresce, no matter how tiny.
- Fluid Replacement: Hydraulic leaks result in the significant loss of hydraulic fluid, which is expensive to replace. Not only is it costly to replace the fluid, but disposing contaminated fluid is also part of the cost, especially if the leak has not been found for quite some time.
- System Failure: When a piece of equipment experiences a hydraulic leak, it most likely needs to be sent for a maintenance checkup. The downtime associated with this creates a domino effect, slowing productivity, using energy, creating stress among the workforce, and ultimately decreasing revenue along the way.
- Environmental Damage: Hydraulic fluid is without question, hazardous to the environment if it leaks into soil or waterways. When a fluid leak creates environmental damage, there are cleanup costs and legal consequences.