If you have welding projects planned for your home and yard, hire a professional welding service. There are many home improvement projects that can be done as do-it-yourself projects. However, welding projects should never be undertaken without the proper training, especially large projects such as fences or security bars for your windows.
Here are just four of the many reasons why welding projects should be left to the trained professionals.
1. No Need to Purchase Costly Equipment
Welding requires specialized equipment and safety gear. Before you begin a welding project, you need access to acetylene torches, welding tanks and gas, as well as extensive safety gear. If you only have a few welding projects, work with a professional welding service and avoid the expense of purchasing costly equipment.
2. Protect Yourself From Serious Injuries
Welding is a dangerous job, especially if you don't have experience with the process. If you're not careful, you can sustain serious injuries. Not only that, but you can also cause injuries to those around you. Some of the injuries associated with welding include the following.
During the welding process, pieces of hot metal and slag fly through the air. Without the right safety gear and training, you can sustain serious burns.
Welding generates high intensity sparks and flames that injure your eyes if you don't have the proper protection.
Inhalation of Toxic Fumes
The fumes that are generated during the welding process are highly toxic. Inhalation of the fumes can lead to lung damage.
Welding generates static electricity. When you work in a wet environment, you run the risk of electrocution.
3. No Need for Specialized Training
Welders go through specialized training before they begin work in the field. They also receive additional on-the-job training while they work. This training prevents injuries, protects those around them, and ensures that the job gets done properly. Without that specialized training, you put yourself and others at risk for injuries.
Also, if your welding project involves the security of your home, such as security fences and window bars, you need to know that the job is done properly. For that, you need a welder with experience and training.
4. Guaranteed Use of the Right Techniques
Before you begin to weld, you need to know that you've chosen the right technique. Unfortunately, without the proper experience, you may choose the wrong one for the job. Welding involves four different processes. A professional welder knows which of the following techniques your project requires.
This type of welding unites two separate pieces of metal using heat generated from a single arc. Stick welding is one of the most common forms of welding.
Metal Inert Gas Welding
MIG welding involves the use of wire to weld together two separate pieces. A wire electrode produces extreme temperatures to unite the pieces into one unit. This type of welding is best for steel and stainless steel materials.
Tungsten Inert Gas Welding
When you have metal or alloys that need to be welded together, tungsten inert gas welding - or TIG - is the best option for the job. This process utilizes a tungsten electrode and a base metal to create the molten to weld two metals or alloys together.
Flux-Cored Arc Welding
Flux-Cored arc welding uses a flux-filled tubular-shaped wire for projects that involve steel. It is often used for high-tech projects and construction.
Now that you have welding projects that need to be completed around the house, don't take chances with your safety, or with the stability of the project. Before you begin your project, contact us at Wilson's Welding Service Inc. We have the equipment and the expertise to get the job done right.