15 Spare Parts You Should Always Have On Hand

MaintenX strives to make our clients’ maintenance programs as efficient as possible. That is why we encourage all clients to implement preventative maintenance protocols to reduce emergency repairs and make their operating equipment last its intended service life. However, even with the best preventative maintenance service, emergency repairs will happen from time to time. 


When a maintenance emergency occurs, you want to be prepared for an immediate fix. You can help out your MaintenX team by keeping some tools and supplies on hand to ensure your team can begin repairs as soon as a diagnosis is made. In addition to a basic toolkit, keep these 15 items on hand for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC repair. 


For electrical repair: 

  • Fuses and trip switches
  • Wall switches
  • Plug sockets
  • Electric wire and cables
  • Electric tape


For plumbing repair: 


  • Hoses
  • Ball valves
  • Rubber gaskets
  • Insulation
  • Silicone for minor seals


For HVAC repair: 


  • A motor and reducer (these can take up to for weeks to get, so if yours breaks down, you’ll want a spare)
  • Seals and o-rings
  • Bearings and burner gaskets
  • Air filters
  • Hot surface igniters


With these spare parts on hand, you can make your MaintenX technician’s job much easier and faster, thus expediting your emergency repairs. Make sure to choose parts based on your manufacturer’s recommendations, or call your MaintenX technician for help ordering. 


While most of these parts are cheap and easy to store, the more expensive ones are the parts you should prioritize, as they can take several weeks to arrive (thus the need for parts on hand). However, if you don’t have these parts on hand, MaintenX will ensure your dispatch includes everything you need to be up and operating as soon as possible. 


To learn more about our emergency repair services, give MaintenX a call today!

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