Regular cleaning is key to long life for your equipment
by Buddy Rigotti, Web Marketing Manager
Several weeks ago, we received a TurboJet 2012 from a customer who claimed it was not functioning properly. When we unwrapped the box and discovered why the 2012 was not working well, we were shocked at what we saw.
The pictures below pretty much tell the whole story, but we wanted to use this as an example to remind you of how important it is to take proper care of your equipment. The 2012 in the pictures below is about 2.5 years old and it appears as if it had not been cleaned – ever.
The majority of your equipment care will involve daily cleaning of your TurboJet machines. After your jobs are done for the day, be sure to remove all the filters and gently tap out the dust and vacuum the first 2 stage filters if needed. Be VERY careful with the HEPA filter – it is NOT recommened that you try to remove any dust or debris from the HEPA in any way. You pretty much just leave that one alone until it is time to replace it.
Wipe down the inside and outside of the cabinet, making sure you remove any chunks of debris or dust. This should all take only a few minutes at the end of each day.
The first stage filter should be replaced fairly regularly depending on how many jobs you perform each day and how dirty the jobs are. Most of the time, the first stage filter should be replaced every couple of days or so.
The second stage electrostatic filter should be cleaned regularly as well. Again, depending on the frequency of use and the amount of debris it is filtering, this should be vacuumed off daily and hosed off at least every couple of days.
The only maintenance you should do on the HEPA filter is to gently remove it from the machine, lay it on a flat surface, gently lift one end a couple inches, and let it fall flat. This will help release some of the loose debris that is on the outside of the filter and will help prolong the life of the filter. NEVER vacuum the filter, flush it with water, clean it with compressed air or anything else for that matter.
A little care and maintenance goes a long way. Don’t let your machine look like the one in the pictures below. If you have any questions about how to properly maintain your equipment, please call Eddie at 800-322-9919.