The Future of Repair and Restoration

Best way to polish your pontoon to get a mirror finish

While it is not necessary to regularly polish your pontoons, nor will it make them more durable, many pontoon owners love nothing more than a nice, shiny pontoon. This adds to the overall appearance to the pontoon, even if half of it is hidden underneath the water. Having your pontoon polished and cleaned by a professional is great, but if you don’t have the money you can do it yourself. All you need is a few hours and a couple of pieces of equipment and you are ready to start polishing. Here is some advice on how to leave a mirror like finish on your pontoon. Preparation Before starting the polishing, you need to remove any excess algae or other foreign materials from the pontoon.  Failing to do this will make your pontoon look faded and will not polish well. This is especially true for those who store their pontoons in the water for long periods of time, allowing materials to build up. For saltwater pontoons, this builds up even quicker thanks to the salt deposits from the water. If you cannot see any build-ups then you can simply give it a power washing with water. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can simply wipe the surface with a wet cloth. Applying the cleaner While the cleaner solution won’t directly make the pontoon shiny, it is a vital step in the process that will help the polish stick for a long period of time. There are many different cleaners that have been designed specifically for pontoons.  It is easier to get a cleaner that is available in...

When to Have Your Carpets Restored

If your home’s carpeting is dirty and dull and seems to smell bad, you may not need to have it replaced. In many cases you can have carpets restored or opt for other services that bring the carpets back to life and make them look like new. Note when it’s good to have carpets restored rather than simply cleaned or outright replaced and how a carpet restoration service can work for your home. 1. When there is a musty or mildew smell If your carpets seem to smell musty or have a mildew smell, this is often because water has seeped to the padding underneath the carpeting or the backing of the carpet. You can’t typically get this water up with just standard vacuuming or even with steam cleaning. Mildew then forms because of this moisture and the carpets start to smell bad. A carpet restoration will use a deeper cleaning method that removes any mould or mildew from the carpet backing and padding and that allows the shampoo or detergent to seep into these layers of the carpeting. After the shampoo is removed, the carpets smell good because the mildew is now gone. 2. When the carpet has lost its colour Cleaning your carpets can restore much of its colour, but after time the fibres may be so matted and dull that a standard steam or shampoo treatment doesn’t restore that original look. In these cases, a carpet restoration service can get more of the dirt out of the fibres so they look fresh and bright, and very often your carpet restoration professional can add a dye to...

How to Reduce CNC Machine Downtime with Preventive Maintenance Optimization

CNC machining is synonymous with the manufacturing industry and involves the application of computers to run machine tools. Just like any other machine, CNC machines also require proactive or preventive maintenance in order to avoid losing valuable time and money due to downtime, as it helps tackle the problem before it occurs. For maintenance managers, preventive maintenance optimization is key to productivity. Read on to find out. What does preventive maintenance optimization entail? This process involves the maintenance managers using historical data regarding the CNC machine to devise a preventive maintenance schedule, which is intended to keep machinery running effectively. The objective is to deduce when the CNC machinery is most likely to malfunction and carry out maintenance prior to that moment. In effect, this reduces labor expenses, keeps machines running longer, and, in more ways than one, increases profits. Preventive maintenance optimization comprises of two fundamental steps; Selecting what machines ought to be tracked and checked. Choosing the most successful maintenance schedule for every CNC machine and failure, getting rid of redundant work and incorporating missing work. Step 1: Machine selection Prior to the actual optimization, maintenance managers should decide which machinery should be added into the system. It appears logical to begin with the most important machines, which would result in total collapse of business operations if they malfunctioned. However, it may be more prudent to begin with the most abundant machines: those that make up the numbers of your assets. Another segment of this step involves evaluating CNC machines to identify parts, and using that information to rethink your whole maintenance strategy. Generally, machines do not...

About Me

Repair and restoration, like almost any other industry, is always changing. While there are always traditional and tried-and-true repair methods, there are also always new tools and ideas that promise to make it easier or better. Hi, my name is Toby, and I love working with my hands. I especially love to do repair and restoration work. I work as an accountant but also love writing so decided to make this blog about repair and restoration. I hope you read these posts and that you enjoy them. More importantly, I hope they inspire you and teach you something new. Enjoy!