Reactive maintenance involves repairing or replacing a piece of equipment or facility system when it breaks down or ceases proper function. While reactive maintenance is sometimes necessary for emergency situations, working to prevent those situations will save time, money, and hassle.
Preventative maintenance is the best way to reduce the likelihood of reactive maintenance in your business. The basic idea is to monitor and service your plant regularly, performing small fixes over time. This spreads out maintenance cost, giving you a small consistent expense as opposed to large unpredictable ones. It also allows you to plan repairs and upgrades instead of being forced into them at potentially inconvenient times.
Preventative maintenance also extends the lifespan of facility systems and equipment, which maximizes your infrastructure investments. Replacements are often costly and can cause facility downtime, which is best avoided. No one wants to be without A/C in midsummer or without running water anytime.
At MaintenX, we believe in the power of preventive maintenance as an effective alternative to contingent reactive maintenance. We would be happy to help your business draw up a maintenance schedule and execute it, so please feel free to contact us at any time.