Starting a repair service can be a tough call as you will need to figure out which types of items you will want to repair and maintain as well as build a client base and get certified in your field. When you are trying to get started in repairing or maintaining dental equipment, for example, you will need to know how to work with air compressors, various O-rings and even pneumatic presses.
Know What Maintenance the Equipment Needs
Knowing what types of maintenance is needed for dental equipment will mean taking classes or doing research on the various units that you are likely to encounter. Sometimes the problem will be as simple as replacing Dental O Rings and sometimes it will be as complicated as rebuilding an air compressor. It is a good idea to keep in mind that dentists use a variety of equipment including handheld exploration tools and large x-ray machines. If you can find someone to apprentice under, you can have an easier time learning what needs to me maintained and how to repair it.
Know What Certifications You Need
Some equipment manufacturers require that you take courses from them and be certified to work on their equipment or risk voiding warranties. You can usually find a list of these manufacturers and the equipment this applies to online or learn by finding a mentor to study under. You can even get more practice repairing and maintaining this equipment by finding used pieces to purchase for cheap, especially if it is a broken item that the owner does not want to repair themselves.
Starting a repair service will mean lots of research and practice repairing items before striking out on your own. That being said, once you know what maintenance is needed and what training or certifications are required, you can find a booming business through local dentist offices and industry contacts.