How To Maintain An Air Compressor?

Having a reliable air compressor is a necessary part of the woodworking and production industries. Accordingly, properly maintaining said air compressor is perhaps the most vital part of using and powering pneumatic equipment. 

Because your air compressor is the power behind your pneumatic tools, and behind your results as well, ensuring their performance from the ground up is just as important as your end results. You can also hire experts to get the best compressor test via (also known as "kompressor test via" in the Swedish Language).

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The following describes the best practices and time intervals for properly maintaining your air compressor.

Daily Maintenance – On a daily basis or at least with every use, to prevent rust and water damage it is important to drain any moisture from the air compressor's tanks. To do this you must first release the air pressure from the tanks, open the drain valves and allow all moisture to completely drain. 

Weekly Maintenance – Once per week, remove any debris or other such obstructions from the air intake vents. Wipe them down well ensuring they are clean as a whistle and, if you use a compressor with a filter, get that filter whistling clean as well and replace it as needed. 

Monthly Maintenance – Take a moment each month to give your compressor a good-old-fashioned check-up. Inspect its nooks and crannies paying special attention to moving parts, hoses, and cords. Ensure the safety release valve opens properly, releases air pressure properly, and closes properly without any air leakage. 

Similarly, ensure your hoses are leak-free and in otherwise good condition, and that your cord doesn't have any breaks, kinks, scrapes, or cuts. Because the electrical hazard of using a damaged cord is so great, do not use your air compressor with a damaged cord.