Preventative maintenance is an essential part of managing a facility and, more accurately, the various pieces of equipment that are in it. This kind of maintenance involves making regular checks on equipment and facility systems, such as the HVAC system, during scheduled times in order to ensure that everything is in working order. Performing maintenance when everything is working properly will help prevent issues from arising at inconvenient times and save costs on emergency repairs. Some facilities have core issues that are limiting their preventative maintenance plans and these issues are ones that you want to correct so as to not fall into the same traps.
The first and most common mistake that facilities make is being inconsistent in performing preventive maintenance. When you set out to create a preventative maintenance plan, you want to schedule check ups at regular intervals and stick to those dates. Rescheduling and pushing back maintenance checks could easily lead to certain tasks never getting done, which completely defeats the purpose of preventive maintenance. After all, the goal should be to check regularly and prevent issues, not wait until they arise.
Performing unnecessary maintenance
Another core issue that might hinder your preventive maintenance plan is performing the wrong kind of maintenance. Just because someone is checking a piece of equipment and signing off on it, doesn’t mean that they are looking at the right parts or doing a thorough job of inspecting it. Being consistent is important, but being smart about doing the right tasks will be more effective and save cost in the long run.
Working with the wrong team
Finally, many facilities will fall into both of the above issues, and more, by working with the wrong maintenance professionals. If you are a facility that has your own maintenance staff, make sure that they are trained properly on how to handle the equipment and systems you have at your facility. If you are outsourcing your preventative maintenance, make sure that the company you’re working with is qualified, consistent, and will work with you to recommend the best maintenance plans for you and your facility.
We at MaintenX have many years of experience in all areas of facility maintenance and can make all the necessary recommendations to help you set up and stick to an effective preventative maintenance plan. To learn more about our services and how we can assist your facility today, please call us at (855) 751-0075.