Jan 12, 2018

Lab Tips: Make Troubleshooting Easier with Your Lab Equipment

A clean piece of lab equipment makes an impression on others. Wipe-off the outside of your equipment at the beginning of every day. Not only will it show you care, but it will make troubleshooting easier; a leak is easier to find on a clean HPLC than a dirty one.

Also, a clean lab instrument is perceived as more reliable to others. Likewise, with a dirty instrument, a poor appearance does not foster pride in use of the instrument, nor does it inspire confidence in the result such an instrument would produce. You make it aware to people you care about the appearance of your work environment.  If you care about your work environment, others are apt to think of your work in a higher regard.