How to Care for Aging Facility Equipment

We’ve all heard the saying, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While this can be true for many things in life, it is counterproductive when dealing with actual maintenance service. As your equipment ages, it needs tune-ups just like a car needs oil changes. However, the preventative care for your facility is much more complex, and will likely require a more substantial plan than a twice-annual visit from your maintenance tech. 

An aging building needs a full-service preventative maintenance schedule in order to care for facility equipment. Below are the four essential services you should invest in for your facility to run in tip-top shape. 

Technician inspections

Regardless of your equipment’s age, it should be inspected annually to catch signs of wear and tear early. These minor degradations can wind up becoming major repairs if you’re not vigilant, especially when it comes to plumbing, HVAC, and electrical maintenance. Schedule inspections with every department of your MaintenX team to ensure your equipment is on track with preventative maintenance. 

Professional cleaning 

While you likely have a daily cleaning schedule for your staff to follow, you should also schedule regular professional cleanings for your HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems. These go through a lot of wear and tear over the years and are harborers of germs and buildup if not cleaned properly. 

Parts replacement

The service life of facility equipment can often be extended with timely parts replacement. If you are performing regular inspections, your service teams can detect issues early and recommend parts replacements before they become emergencies. This can help you delay the replacement of aging equipment so you can properly plan and budget for upgrades. 

Planned upgrades

It is much better to plan equipment upgrades in advance than it is to replace equipment when it breaks down. Planned upgrades allow you to budget months in advance and do research on the best options for your business. If equipment is wearing down, talk to your MaintenX technician about a planned upgrade that works for your business’ needs. 

MaintenX stresses the importance of preventative maintenance because it helps our clients run better, more efficient businesses. To learn how you can make the most of your preventative maintenance schedule for aging equipment, talk to your local MaintenX team today!

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