August 2012 Newsletter (vol.10)   >>   Greenhouse Preventative Maintenance

Greenhouse Maintenance

 

Hummert International’s Greenhouse Department offers a Preventative Maintenance Program.  Let Hummert do the work for you.  Our expert engineers and technicians can perform basic maintenance procedures either 2-4 times a year depending on your needs.  The following is a general checklist of procedures.  Please call 1-800-325-3055 and ask for Brooke Renberg for more information or to schedule an appointment. 

 

  1. Glazing
    • Wash glazing materials inside (if structure is empty) and outside
    • Secure loose screws/extrusions
    • Repair damaged/missing parts

  2. Structure
    • Replace missing bolts
    • Tighten loose bolts
    • Repair damage
    • Sand and paint rusted areas

  3. Equipment
    • Adjust doors, tighten locks, adjust sweeps
    • Clean Kool-Cel System
      • Clean pads
      • Clean tank
      • Replace filter
      • Inspect float and adjust
      • Make sure there is a lid on the sump tank
      • Clean distribution and return system
    • Roof Vent – adjust vent open and close
    • Shutters - check for binding of shutter
      • Lubricate shutters
      • Clean and adjust motors
      • Replace motors as needed
    • Unit Heaters – service work to be provided by owners existing heating and cooling contractor
      • Check igniter/pilot
      • Inspect and clean flue
    • HAF – dismantle and clean blades and guard
    • Exhaust – adjust or replace belts
    • Gutter – clean
      • Caulk leaks
    • Lights and Exit Lights – clean fixture and bulbs
      • Replace bulbs
    • Inspect motorized shade system
    • Fertilizer Injector – optional service
      • Rebuild as needed
      • Fix leaks
      • Replace intake hoses
      • Clean
      • Calibrate
    • Spray Equipment – clean as needed
      • Calibrate and adjust
      • Update chemical safety signs
    • Sensors – clean and adjust
    • Controller and Weather Station – clean and adjust
      • Calibrate
    • Benches – replace as needed
      • Tighten and replace missing bolts and screws
      • Readjust rolling benches
    • Irrigation – fix leaks
      • Clean mist heads
      • Set to proper pressure