You’re cutting through a slab of concrete, when suddenly the concrete saw seems to get caught. The cut, which is no longer quite clean, creates several problems. Now, you need to make another clean cut after you purchase a new blade. Then, you’ll have to make adjustments in the project because of the slightly different dimensions.
This all-too-common scenario exhibits several reasons it’s important to keep your concrete saws and equipment up to date. There are many benefits to taking the time (and money!) to keep your concrete saws and equipment up to date. Take a look at the main benefits below:
There are many ways that equipment and saws in poor condition can waste time. For example, sometimes a job needs redoing if the equipment causes poor quality work. In addition to having to do the same job twice, you lose time going to purchase the new equipment last-minute.
Sharp blades and up to date concrete saws cut more quickly and cleanly than older equipment. Furthermore, old equipment and saws are more likely to break down, leaving you in a bind. So, while equipment is being repaired or replaced, you’re stuck waiting.
However, if you regularly maintain and update your equipment, you won’t experience unexpected downtime. Instead, you can plan when to replace or repair your equipment, meaning you won’t be stuck on a job without an essential concrete saw or another tool. Furthermore, you’ll avoid time lost on poor quality work since your blades will always be sharp and your equipment ready to go.
Equipment in poor condition can put you and your staff at risk. Even equipment that’s old but in good condition isn’t as safe as newer models. That’s because, over time, more safety features are added. In addition, manufacturers create improved technology that malfunctions less and is more reliable.
So, reduce workplace accidents by updating your equipment and saws regularly.
Have you ever seen a new piece of equipment that you’re just itching to use? New tools can make you excited about working! So, if you run a company and are in charge of employees, you can improve morale by always updating your concrete saws and other equipment.
When your team gets to the job and sees new equipment, they’ll be excited to get started! Who doesn’t want a team of enthusiastic, excited staff on the job? Improved morale creates a domino effect of benefits including better productivity, safety and even better outcomes for your projects.
Investing in updated equipment can increase your productivity. Newer equipment and concrete saws can get the job done faster. Also, because you’re planning your down time when equipment is being maintained or replaced, you can do it between jobs or when you’re using different kinds of equipment. This means you can keep productivity to the max.
Another added productivity benefit of newer equipment is that the new equipment may be able to handle greater loads or bigger jobs. New equipment may also serve more purposes than the original, meaning you can use the tool in a versatile way.
Investing in updated concrete saws and hardware results in so many savings that it’s only logical. You’ll save time, and time is money. You can avoid medical bills, insurance money, lost time, and more, all by updating your equipment regularly. While you may look at the upgrades as costs upfront, you’ll never know how many thousands you save in the long run. In almost all cases, you end up saving money by following industry standards for maintaining and updating your equipment.
In addition, if you plan your equipment upgrades and replacements, you can shop for the right kinds at a reasonable price. However, if you’re pressed for time and need to replace a tool immediately, you might have to purchase the first tool you can find. This means you might spend more than if you had the chance to research ahead of time.
Now that you know the importance of maintaining up to date concrete saws and equipment, put it in your personal or business plan. By budgeting time and money to update, you can enjoy the many benefits that come with it.
Garrett Concrete offers accurate, precise cutting, drilling and other concrete related projects. With our up-to-date equipment and saws, you can count on a job well done. Contact us about your project today!