Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The most common plumbing problems are leaky pipes, dripping faucets, and clogs. Most of these issues can be tackled by a plumber or handyman. However, these issues often mask bigger problems that, if unchecked, could result in a serious repair bill. So how do you know if you have a serious plumbing problem? Here are four tips to help you diagnose common plumbing problems.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Running hotels and motels, while a profitable business, can sometimes be tricky. You will have to repair and service plumbing often in order to keep your facilities open to customers. The last thing you want is a negative review about water pressure or toilet problems. Unfortunately, plumbing issues are the most complicated and expensive to repair in hotels and motels.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Boilers have a reputation for their long service life and their cost effectiveness when compared with other heating systems. However, even the best boiler will wear out eventually. Most boiler problems can be fixed quickly with repairs and maintenance, but that does not mean maintenance is always the best option.

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Boiler kettling causes a deep, rumbling sound to come from your boiler and if you hear this sound, you have reason to be concerned. Boiler kettling occurs after minerals seep out of your hard water and build up as lime scale on the heat exchanger. The scale will restrict water flow through the heat exchanger, causing small pockets of water to become trapped.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The Mechanical and Boiler Department, here at Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc., provides installation, preventive maintenance and repair services for boilers of all makes and models. Our boiler design and installation is tested to ensure that the system is running correctly. Preventive maintenance of boilers minimizes money spent on repairs and keeps the equipment running longer. If your boiler should need a repair, we are available 24/7. Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. provides heavy industrial, commercial, and residential mechanical services throughout the Texas Panhandle and Tri-State area.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The efficiency of a commercial boiler depends on its design, although there are several external factors which could also potentially affect the system’s efficiency. If you have noticed a decline in your boiler’s efficiency, you may be able to fix the issue by adjusting one of four factors. These factors include ambient temperature, radiant heat loss, excess air, and flue gas temperature.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Personal safety is always a first priority when it comes to the design, operation, construction, and maintenance of an industrial facility. Serious or fatal injuries can occur due to equipment failure stemming from years of neglect and poor maintenance practices. The industrial boiler is typically the most expensive, largest, and potentially the most dangerous equipment if not maintained and operated properly. There are several things that can go wrong with an industrial boiler, but there are also ways to prevent potentially catastrophic events. These events include fuel explosions, low-water incidence, and improper blowdown.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

During the design process for a new industrial facility, the type of boiler the facility will use is likely one of the first things to be decided. There are multiple ways to classify different types of industrial boilers, which can often cause confusion. The simplest way to classify this equipment is by looking at its function, tube type, fuel type, and combustion method.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Have you noticed wet spots or standing water in your boiler room? These are likely caused by boiler leaks, which should be fixed as soon as possible. Understanding what might be going wrong will help you make sure these leaks are repaired quickly and efficiently. There are many things that can cause boiler leaks including pressure problems, loose joints, cracks, or seal problems.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Any occupation comes with hazards, including industrial boiler maintenance. Some of these dangerous possibilities are obvious while others linger in the background. When it comes to the boiler maintenance industry, potential hazards vary greatly. Boiler technicians, and those who keep them safe, need to be aware of potential dangers at all times. You should know that industrial boiler maintenance and repair work is fast paced. Operations require quick and efficient work in extremely challenging environments. Technicians are exposed to heat, falling risks, and eye hazards, as well as prolonged periods in small spaces. A safety plan should be developed to deal with these potential hazards.