Change Insulation Blower Seals Annually

August 28, 2014

At Capitol Machine, I have customers calling me weekly with the same concern, “Something is wrong with my machine.” When I start the trouble-shooting process, the first question I ask is obvious, “What is your machine doing or not doing?” The answer almost always is, “It won’t blow material.” Then I’ll ask them, “Before it quit, was the material pulsating in your hose?” The answer is almost always yes. With that, I proceed to ask the customer, “Were you getting blowback in your hopper?” Once again, the answer is yes.

Change the Seals of Your Insulation Machine

Change the Seals of Your Insulation Blower

If you’re having this problem, don’t panic. Ninety-nine percent of the time your seals have gone bad. And have probably been bad for years. Yes, I said YEARS!!!

With loose-fill insulation blowers, seals wear out gradually to the point that you never notice the decrease in production. So over a period of time, an insulation machine that is capable of blowing 50 bags of blown-in insulation per hour is now blowing 40, then 30, then 20, until eventually none.

In an attempt to save money on the cost of seals annually, you have literally cost your company thousands of dollars in lost revenue. If you get to the point where your seals fail completely, you lose, at the very least, a day of production. Once again, you’re adding additional loss of revenue.

Maintain Your Loose-Fill Insulation Blower

Maintain Your Loose-Fill Insulation Blower

Whether you have a Capitol insulation blower or some other brand, please do your company a favor. Pick a time of year that you deem slow and maintain your insulation machine. I can promise you, from Capitol Machine’s standpoint, that if you take care of your machine, it will take care of you.

If you have taken the time to read this short and hopefully informative blog, I want to say thanks. We value you as a customer and it is our job to help you succeed. God Bless and remember, nothing blows like a Capitol.