Welding—or any kind of metalwork, for that matter—is an important and difficult job. Basically, welding is joining two or more pieces of metal together by heating its surface until it melts to unite them via hammering or pressing.
The task requires precision, which is why you need to be picky when choosing welders, metal fabricators, or any kind of industrial welding services. Of course, any type of industrial or construction task requires precision and skill. But with welding, the need is even more apparent; what has been welded together can no longer be undone, unlike other types of construction tasks. If you need specific pieces of metal to be welded, the job has to be done perfectly because there is a very slim chance that a do-over is possible.
Therefore, when looking for industrial welding services, you need to know what to look for.
Reputation and equipment
Perhaps the most important things to consider when choosing or looking for a welder are reputation and equipment. Naturally, you need to look at the previous work or projects of a welder to see if he is capable to do the job at hand. But reputation is just as important. Is the welder easy to work with and is he able to do the task according to the specified time and budget? More than the previous work he has done, it is important to consider what his previous clients say about his work and work ethic.
Of course, another thing to consider is equipment. Welding equipment tend to be the same for basic jobs or tasks but if you have a specific task at hand, it is best to know if the welder has the right tools to do what you are going to ask for.
Insurance and quotation
Then, ask the welder if he or she is insured. This is important because welding is a heavy task. While no one wants accidents to happen, they, in fact, do happen. Steel could fall in places it shouldn’t, damaging your home or property or, worse, your welder or another human being. Insurance will serve protection for your and your industrial welding services provider.
Make sure the welder also guarantees any metalwork that will be done, particularly if there are any re-repairs that should be accomplished later.
Next, ask for a quotation for the project. Make sure the welder can give you a quotation that works for your budget. But it also has to be realistic. Check the standard rates for welding services and match it with the quotation given to you by your welder; if they don’t match, ask. Either your welder can give you a solid discount on the task, or the quotation is too good to be true. Remember that the quotation should include all rates and costs for work to be done and the materials that will be used based on the time frame given for the project.
KLK Welding offers a complete line of industrial welding services and metal fabrication services. Contact us today for more information and let’s discuss about your projects.