Where To Find Professional Kiln Repair Technicians?
For professional potters, their kiln is their livelihood and a breakdown can put a serious traffic jam in their work. Now most professional sculptors or potters prefer to use electric kiln systems. These systems can provide a controlled temperature that produces a beautiful finish and a wonderful final product. However, like any other mechanical device, kilns can breakdown too resulting in serious problems for the owner. Before this happens, we recommend you find a kiln maintenance technician or a rotary kiln maintenance firm.
How to find the right kiln repairs man to help you out
The best place to start is with the manufacturing company. If your electric kiln or rotary kiln is within the warranty period, the company will automatically send a technician over to deal with the problem. In fact, the company will also replace the broken part for free and get your kiln up and running again. If your kiln is not under warranty period, you can still call up the manufacturing company and inquire about approved local rotary kiln maintenance firms. Customer service departments will be happy to provide local contractors to help you.
However, we feel that it would be easier to use the internet to find a good local kiln repair firm. Google search offers a targeted version in which all you have to do is put in the terms 'rotary kiln maintenance firm' and the search engine will list local firms with contact numbers and addresses. Other than the internet, you can try local Yellow Pages to find local technicians. You can also check with local trade directories or state trade directories to find kiln repair technicians. We also recommend that you take down the names and addresses of these contractors for reference before you actually proceed.
Once you have noted down names and addresses, you can contact each technician to get an idea of how they work. The technician should visit your home to look at the kiln and then provide an accurate idea of what is wrong, how long it will take to repair and the rough cost. If the technician cannot provide these details, move on to the next technician until you are satisfied with the answer. Don't be afraid to ask question and remember to negotiate the cost till you know you are getting exactly what you want. Remember that a good technician will not charge you for the first visit and he will have your kiln up and running in no time at all.