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After the steel building projects complete the installation, to better extend the steel structure building’s service life, it is necessary to understand how to maintain, including what to maintain and the frequency of maintenance. But don’t worry, because steel structure building maintenance is easier, faster, and cheaper than other structures! Let’s find out which areas need to be maintained below.
Steel structure building maintenance
1. Check the steel structure components
Steel structures are the main component of prefab steel building, and it is essential to inspect steel structure components. Because you need to find problems and fix them before they worsen, to avoid serious consequences, it is recommended to inspect all parts of the steel structure building once a year, which can be in spring or autumn. The inspection should ensure that the steel structure building is normal, without any movement or displacement, and no damage. Extreme weather conditions or some unpredictable accidents may damage the structure. When the building encounters a strong storm, please check immediately for any damage, such as dents or holes in the steel structure.
During the steel structure building maintenance and inspection, each inspection and maintenance must be recorded, mainly recording the inspection date, any updates or repairs made, and problems that occurred. This will be more convenient for future inspections and comparisons.
2.Repair the damage
In the process of steel structure building maintenance, we must repair any damage as soon as possible. Small problems will gradually become major problems if they are not repaired in time, increasing maintenance costs. For example, a scratched panel should be painted as soon as possible to prevent corrosion. Otherwise, the corrosion will spread quickly. It would be better if we can find the cause of the scratch. And to clean up the external things that may damage the structure, such as the branches that grow nearby. Besides, the fasteners, such as rivets, screws, and nuts, should be checked regularly. Check whether the fasteners are loose and tightened. If the fasteners are damaged or worn, replace them with new ones.
3. Avoid the hazards of water leakage to the steel building
Regardless of the liquid, solid, or vapor state, water causes great harm to all types of steel buildings. Because moisture can cause corrosion, mold, and deterioration of the foundation. Therefore, when performing steel structure building maintenance and inspection, please pay special attention to leaking places and immediately repair them. The precipitation accumulated around the steel structure foundation will be destroyed by moisture. We can add drain pipes, downpipes, or overhangs to take the water away from the foundation. If your steel structure building is located in an area prone to snow, please consider installing an A-shaped roof. The roof should have vertical panels to allow precipitation to flow out of the roof. If snow accumulates on a steel structure building roof, the weight may damage the roof panel. If adopted the correct method, steel structure building maintenance is straightforward.
4. Steel structure building maintenance for clean dirt
Once it is determined that there is no water leakage problem in the wall and roof panel, the panel should clean once a year. Although mainly for aesthetic reasons, it can also clean dirt and soot to prevent stains and stains. When cleaning, you should use a low-pressure water gun and mild detergent.
5. Keep the drain pipe clean
The drainage pipe ensures that the water in the building is unimpeded. Therefore, we should check the drainage pipe regularly. If the pipe encounters any blockage or intermediates, the water may seep into the steel building and cause rust and mold accumulation. Please check that the drainpipe is not blocked by leaves, branches, dust, or any other debris; you can clean it yourself or let a plumber repair it. Always clean the drain pipe and drain pipe to avoid unnecessary problems—the pipeline problem.
Regular inspections and steel structure building maintenance are worthwhile because by spending very little time and money on maintenance, the entire project can last for decades of safe service life.