For those items of equipment, no matter what their make and model, or their current state of being we look to detail the steps we take to keep them all in good working order. Whether it is the lubrication of the components, regular replacements of worn out joints, or whatever it may be to maintain the unit for use we are looking to be able to bring you the best practices to keep what you have for as long as you can retain it.
This may be a bit more task intensive for today’s products that are made for breaking in short order as they have been designed to do. We help you to get out of them more than what is expected of them.
Each material type has it’s own specific list for caretaking. Metals, although more resilient of a material, it does have its needs of care. Depending on where and what you have that is made of a metal substance and how it is put together will dictate the amount and length of maintenance you need to do. We will practice as we preach here at ThatAquaponicsGuy.
Your metal components can rest easy when you have your best practices on full boar.
Wood based materials have their own specific set of maintenance requirements. Because neglect can be more apparent with wood, you need to be able to have a clear way to maintain those regular-use tools, equipment and buildings. If you don’t then it becomes a more expensive enterprise to keep tools and equipment you can rely on.
My late father in law was a perfect example of this. Wood in his hands became a work of art, even if they were a chest of drawers or a book shelf. He guided me in my first steps in doing the proper things when it comes to my wood based possessions.
There are more substances than just metal and wood. That being said, we can take the right steps to keep those plastics, carbon fiber, and fiberglass with us longer than expected. We need to be able to take care of those things so that we can not only use them more often, and longer, but also perhaps pass them along to our family and friends when we are no longer needing their use.
These best practices are needed by all on the farm or in the home or in the studio apartment. It doesn’t matter, take care of it and it will take care of you.