Dairy Shed

The cows don't stop, which means neither do we – offer a rapid response service with a smile, 24 hours a, day 7 days a week. We pride ourselves on offering good, old fashioned customer service, hands-on problem solving and the latest technologies and product innovations to keep your systems running smoothly and reliably day in and day out. Like a lot of maintenance it sometimes seems a necessary evil, but as I'm sure you know, leaving repairs and maintenance only leads to big repair bills, plus down time in production when you can least afford it. The dry season is the smart time to get this done.

Servicing  Dairy Sheds   Pumps

The Think Water Canterbury Dairy Shed Maintenance Overhaul includes some of the following areas: 

Stock Water / Wash Down / Effluent Pump

Pump servicing (an efficient pump can save you 50% on your power bill).

Inline Mineral Dispensing

Treating animals for bloat, eczema and mineral deficiencies through their drinking water makes sense. It's a well known fact that adding supplements to stock water is an ideal method to improve stock health.

Back Flow Prevention

Backflow Preventer (You could contaminate your potable water for drinking and household use, which is a big inconvenience. It is possible that you could be contaminating your dairy cooling system, which will impact on the milk grade you are granted).

Effluent System

Pros and cons of Dairy Sheds Maintenance

Whether your business is big or small, conducting effective maintenance on your machinery is essential. But which is the right maintenance strategy for you? That’s a big question, because choosing the wrong one can be catastrophic to you, your business and your staff.

Breakdown maintenance

The simplest maintenance strategy is that of ‘breakdown maintenance’. This is where assets are deliberately run until they fail. When failure occurs, reactive maintenance is performed to fix the asset and return it to full operation. This approach is common when equipment failure doesn’t significantly affect operations or productivity.


  • Minimal planning is required
  • The process is very simple so it is easy to understand
  • Fewer staff are required as less work is done day-to-day


  • Failure is highly unpredictable
  • It can be extremely costly
  • The process poses a safety risk to employees and other assets.

Preventative maintenance

The purpose of preventative maintenance is to prevent assets from breaking down by performing maintenance regularly – instead of conducting maintenance once failure has occurred. Preventative maintenance predominantly features two different types of maintenance: periodic maintenance and predictive maintenance.


  • Keeps assets up and running for longer than other types of maintenance
  • Long-term repair costs are usually significantly lower
  • Safety is improved due to reduced likelihood of catastrophic failure


  • More complex than other types of maintenance
  • Requires more investment early on.


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