At MaintenX, we take great pride in helping our clients save more and do more through preventative maintenance. We help them create energy-efficient, performance-minded work environments that set the standard within the industry. However, there is one benefit to preventative maintenance that we don’t always get to highlight.
For some of our clients, preventative maintenance has been a determining factor in success after hard financial times. While most companies scramble to cut costs during a recession, our clients stick to their maintenance plans and are stronger on the other side because of them. There are several reasons for this.
While many things about recessions are uncertain, there are some things we can always depend on:
- One financial setback is never the last
- The best time to prepare for low months is during the high months
- While innovation and acceleration will serve you now, your maintenance plan will keep the ship from sinking when you’re facing hard financial times
Preventative maintenance helps you prevent further setbacks during a financial recession. By avoiding equipment breakdowns and safety hazards, you make your facility robust and ready for anything. It is incredibly difficult to put out fires while you’re in a recession. Preventative maintenance makes sure you don’t have to.
Here are some other top reasons for why you should invest in preventative maintenance before and during economic downturns:
Maintenance can prevent safety hazards and costly downtime.
During a recession, the instinct is to cut costs wherever possible. However, you can’t ignore a broken piece of equipment, no matter how tight your budget may be. Avoid the costly downtime involved with reactive maintenance by investing in more affordable, long-term preventative maintenance services.
Maintenance helps to keep product quality on par with the competition.
When budgets are cut under financial duress, oftentimes it is product quality — and therefore customer satisfaction — that suffers the most. Don’t let your customers down by skimping on product or service quality. Invest in maintaining your equipment and office spaces so that you can deliver the same competitive offers no matter how tight the times may be.
Preventative maintenance can help extend the service life of facility equipment.
In addition to equipment failure, you can’t ignore equipment that requires replacement. The last thing you want is to have machinery out of commission, requiring a costly replacement, in the middle of a recession. Invest in your current equipment over time to ensure this never has to burden you.
Preventative maintenance will help you and your tenants thrive during financial hardships. To learn more about the benefits and options of preventative maintenance service, contact MaintenX today!