I remember moving into my first house. It was wonderful. Finally, a place I owned. I knew that I was now responsible for everything in the house. One day, my kids were playing with some neighborhood kids in my family room. We usually left the sliding glass door open, but with the sliding screen door closed to keep the bugs out. One of the children ran through it. It was an accident. The screen was now shreds. Sometimes things break and we think, “I should get it repaired soon, but not today.” I kept saying that for days, then weeks, then months. My wife duct taped it back together, but it was not really a good fix. I don’t know why I didn’t fix it, maybe I did not know how to repair it. I just learned to live with it. Then one of my friends told me about a hardware store down the street that repaired screens. I put it in the car and drove to the hardware store. The man at the counter said, “Sure, I can fix it. Pick it up tomorrow.” I came back the next day and picked it up. The cost…$5. Yes, only $5. I put the screen back in its place and it worked great.
My wife and I talked about it, and in a joking tone I told her, “This was really stupid. Why didn’t we get it fixed right away! It was so easy!! We lived with the the glass door shut for months and could have had the screen door working for $5. Lesson learned. Get things fixed right away.”
Equipment at work is the same. Sometimes we have equipment that is working, but not as well as we like. Or it may be broken. It may be a bar code printer. Don’t delay. Get it looked at by an expert. Century Systems offers free estimates. Send it in to us and we can let you know what it takes to get it fixed. You never know, it might only take $5.