The Importance of Creating a Preventive Maintenance Schedule
Establishing a preventative maintenance schedule for equipment and systems will save both time and money while improving safety. Preventative maintenance operates under the idea that regular inspections and fixes over time are more cost-effective and easier than a major repair at an inconvenient time. It is important for every facility manager to understand this, draw up a strategy, and follow it.
Well-maintained and monitored infrastructure rarely breaks down. Equipment failure is potentially dangerous and can lead to wasteful downtime in a facility. Aside from the tragedy of death or injury, businesses don’t want to deal with expensive and possibly protracted insurance claims. Besides, fixed, low maintenance costs are easier to cover than massive costs that might strike at any time. Unpredictability is the enemy of business.
Preventative maintenance also lowers replacement costs by extending the lifespan of the facility and its equipment. Well-cared-for infrastructure lasts longer. Longevity lets you decide when to install new equipment and upgrade on your schedule. When you can plan for a large capital expenditure, it’s easier to bear.
At MaintenX we excel at helping businesses establish and execute comprehensive preventive maintenance plans. Our team of self-performing and expertly-trained technicians are always at the ready, so feel free to contact us anytime.