Cleaning up the Industrial Industry

3 Services Available At Hardware Stores Your Business Might Need

by Alfredo Harper

Warehouse businesses require a lot of maintenance and work each week, and you probably have employees that handle all these jobs. If so, these employees may have trouble making some of the repairs and maintenance because they might not have the right knowledge, equipment, or tools.

If this is the case, you may want to send them to a local hardware store. This is a business that sells many types of goods, and it is also a place that offers services that might help your workers complete their jobs. Here are some of the services that could be beneficial for your company.

Rekeying Locks

At times, you might want the locks on your doors changed for security reasons. Depending on how many doors you have, it could be very expensive to purchase all new locks, but there is another option. Rekeying the existing locks is a more affordable way to achieve the same purpose.

With this method, you will keep your existing locks. You will have to remove them from the doors and take them to a hardware store to have this done; however, some hardware stores may have lock experts that will come to your business to complete the task.

If this is a task you would like to complete on a regular basis, it might make more sense to purchase a lock rekeying kit and teach your employees how to do this. While this task takes time, it is not as difficult as many people think.

Repairing Screens for Doors and Windows

One part of maintenance on a building is repairing minor problems that occur, and you might have some screens that are broken. Broken screens generally have holes or rips in them, which allows bugs to come inside the building. You can take any screens you have to a hardware store and them fixed, and this is a great way to keep pests out of your warehouse.

When this is done, you must bring the entire screen to the hardware store. They will remove the screen material (which is often made of fiberglass), and they will insert a new piece. You can take the screens back to the shop and place them in the windows when the job is complete. Not only will this protect your building, but it will also improve the way it looks.

Tool Rental

Your maintenance workers may also experience times when the building needs work, but they do not have the right tools for the job. In some situations, it may be better to purchase the tools needed, but there are also times when renting the tools makes more sense.

If your building rarely has times when a table saw is needed to complete jobs, you may not want to invest a lot of money into purchasing one. On the other hand, if there are regular projects occurring at the shop that would always require a table saw, it might make more sense to invest in one.

Hardware stores sell a large variety of small tools and larger tools, and many of these shops also offer repair services for the tools. In addition, you can usually purchase replacement batteries for power tools by visiting a hardware store, and you can rent almost any tool you might need for the projects at your business.

Hardware stores have a lot to offer, and some hardware stores will even open credit accounts to businesses that shop there a lot. If you would like to learn more, talk to local hardware stores such as McFadden-Dale Industrial Hardware to learn more about the products and services available.