If you are a facility manager, you are likely familiar with the concept of preventative maintenance. If you are not practicing preventative maintenance for pieces of equipment at your facility, you certainly should be. This kind of maintenance is not only perfect for preventing emergency situations from arising; it can also lead to greater profitability for your facility and your company overall.
Preventative care also prevents a loss in profit.
The main goal of preventative maintenance is to help ensure that important equipment and facility systems don’t break down, especially at pivotal times. This is accomplished by performing small fixes and part replacements over time and checking the equipment and systems at regular intervals to notice and take care of potential issues early. When parts of the facility fail, it can lead to downtime in the facility, which is majorly detrimental to profitability. If people are unable to do their work, or are forced to work in a less efficient way, profitability will clearly be impacted. If shutdowns can be prevented, however, this risk will be all but eliminated.
Preventative care saves costs in the long run.
While there is a cost to preventative maintenance care, it is significantly less than emergency repairs. Major repairs are expensive and tend to be even more costly if they are needed urgently. Preventative maintenance is not only cheaper, but also is spread out over time and therefore easier to budget for and less impactful on a long-term basis. In addition, machinery that is well kept will run more efficiently, consuming less electricity and accomplishing tasks faster. This also will improve profitability, both by getting work done quicker and in saving on energy costs. Maximizing profitability means minimizing company costs and is another major benefit to preventative maintenance.
We at MaintenX specialize in preventive maintenance in all of its aspects and have helped out companies and facilities across the state and country set up the perfect plans for them. We would be happy to help you as well and set you on the road to greater profitability. To learn more about the services that we offer and how we can serve your facility today, please call us at (855) 751-0075.