This is the time of year that we start working equipment maintenance. Last week we looked at why we do maintenance on our SCUBA tanks. Today, let’s look at the regulator.
Now, if you have parts for life through SCUBAPRO, please, by all means, make sure you keep your regulator service up-to-date so that you don’t lose the parts for life. If you don’t have parts for life on your gear, you still want to make sure that you keep regulator maintenance up-to-date on your gear.
There is one main reason that matters for having your Regulator Set Serviced regularly and that is, your regulator set is your life support system. You rely on this to keep you in air during your exploration of the underwater world. They are the work-horse of diving if you want to look at it that way.
What Happens when you bring your regulator set to Extreme Sports Scuba for servicing.
The first thing we do is we break your regulator down to individual pieces. Those pieces are then placed in our ultra-sonic machine to clean them. The purpose of cleaning them is to remove all salt, dirt, and old lube. Trust us, we’ve found some weird things that needed to be cleaned out. We’ll leave it at that, but we have pictures if you’d like to see.
Then we rinse them with fresh clean water and dry them with the fresh clean filtered air from our air fill system.
We then inspect each individual piece for any excess wear and replace any parts necessary using only Genuine SCUBAPRO replacement parts. These parts kits come directly from SCUBAPRO to replace any parts that experience normal wear and tear such as the rubber or plastic parts and pieces.
We then use the top brand of lube recommended by SCUBAPRO to re-assemble your regulators. Finally, we adjust and test them to SCUBAPRO’s Specifications.
All of this work is completed by a SCUBAPRO Certified Technician who has undergone Intense Training with SCUBAPRO’s Finest at least once every 2 years.
Having your Regulator Serviced Regularly gives you peace of mind during your underwater excursions.
Disclaimer: Regulator Servicing should ONLY be performed by a Certified Professional. Servicing your own regulator could result in injury or even death.
So make sure your regulators are up-to-date. If not, make sure to get them in now before it’s diving season!
Also, the SCUBA Equipment Maintenance Class has been scheduled for February 2, 2019, at 9 am. Make sure to mark your calendar. Oh, and there will be Donuts!!