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This section of the site is intended to provide hygienists with tips on the care and maintenance of their equipment to ensure that they obtain the maximum service life from it. Here we will discuss simple procedures that will keep your equipment running as it should.   In addition, we will describe simple repairs that can be done either in the field or in the office with simple tools.

The section also contains a number of simple tips and techniques to simplify many types of hygiene measurement.

We will provide links to pages that will show you how to fix a number of pieces of occupational hygiene equipment. Here are instructions for diagnosing and repairing common faults in sampling pumps and direct reading instruments. In order to benefit from these instructions it is important that you know your equipment intimately.

The first thing you should do when you acquire a new piece of equipment is to read the operation manual. The second thing you should do is read the manual again. If and when a fault occurs, read the manual again. The manual will often explain the reason and provide step by step instructions to remedy it. In many cases you will not be able to repair a fault and the equipment will have to be returned to the manufacturer or an authorized repair facility, but it is surprising how many problems can be fixed by the equipment user if they are familiar with the information supplied by the manufacturer.