The equipment gathers dust and grime with regular usage. It is necessary to wipe the exteriors of equipment with a clean cloth every day. Once in a week or every fortnight, you should do the thorough cleaning of the equipment from inside out. In fact, it is advisable to follow the cleaning guidelines that come with the instruction manual of every type of equipment. Most instruction manuals mention the type of cloth material, chemicals and liquid which need to be used for cleaning. This ensures that the equipment does not get damaged during the cleaning process. Examples – microscope lens is cleaned with optical wipes or kimwipes and glassware are rinsed with approved solvents.Repairs
With routine wear and tear, it is natural for the science lab equipment to break down in parts or entirety. Your first thought it to replace it because you don’t want to take a chance with inaccurate results. However, some parts are easily replaceable. So, instead of spending money on buying new equipment, see if you can get it repaired. Sometimes, small repairs can save the entire equipment from full replacement and elongate its functional life. Also, make sure that you buy only original parts from authorized dealers to avoid cheap quality.