At MaintenX, we work hard to ensure that our clients have the best maintenance service in their industry. Whether we are working with a small office building or a multi-location industrial complex, we are always looking for new ways to make your facility more efficient. We’ve been in business for over 40 years and have learned all of the tricks of the trade. However, our advice for optimal facility maintenance is very simple.
Many facility managers want to look for new investments, or new technologies to implement in their maintenance programs to show visible progress. However, we believe that a simpler approach is often the most effective to create cost-savings and greater facility efficiency. When our clients go back to basics, they see both decreases in annual maintenance costs and tremendous energy savings.
Our best advice? Make a plan and stick to it.
Preventative maintenance is all about planning. If you want to catch repairs before they turn into disasters, you need consistent maintenance service to ensure that everything is in proper working order. This includes inspections, cleaning, and manufacturer’s recommended maintenance services to help critical systems function as they age.
If you work with your MaintenX contractors to create a flexible but actionable maintenance plan, you can achieve greater facility performance across the board. You’ll experience fewer breakdowns and will rarely call in for an emergency repair because your technicians are on the job to prevent issues. We recommend putting these three services in your schedule to get the most out of your maintenance plan:
- Regular cleaning – All of your major systems — HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, roofing, and even electrical — will need regular cleaning to prevent corrosion and to improve performance over time. Sticking to a cleaning schedule is easier when you have it written down and scheduled with your MaintenX contractors.
- Tune-ups for major appliances – Your HVAC system, refrigeration, electrical and even plumbing systems have parts that need to be oiled, filters changed, and circuits that need to have safety checks on a regular basis. If you don’t have a schedule for these services, it’s likely they’ll be put on the backburner indefinitely, which can spell disaster for your systems.
- Annual inspections for needed repairs and upgrades – At least once per year, your MaintenX contractors should come onsite for inspections and auditing of your major systems. This can alert you to major repairs down the road, as well as help you calculate cost-savings due to preventative care.
Preventative care is simple if you prioritize it. To learn more about your maintenance options, contact your local MaintenX today!