Why You Need a Preventative Maintenance Schedule

If you depend exclusively on reactive maintenance, your company is wasting a lot of money.

The good news is that developing a preventive maintenance program isn’t very difficult. Follow these tips to preventative maintenance success:

Suitable Applications for Preventative Maintenance

Assets suitable for preventive maintenance include those that:

  • Have a critical operational function
  • Run constantly
  • Operate out of sight or away from where most employees work

Draw a Map!

An architectural drawing is a rendering, plan, and/or elevated view of a building or structure. Using these drawings make it possible to view your structures and equipment visually rather than in a spreadsheet. Knowing the locations of critical equipment can help you plan preventive maintenance more efficiently.

Gather Up Maintenance Manuals and Serial Numbers

A vital part of maintenance schedules is becoming familiar with your equipment using the manuals which detail their recommended maintenance schedules and troubleshooting information. Serial numbers ensure that you order the correct parts when replacements are required.

Equipment Repair Logs

Getting information about your asset use and repair histories can be helpful. This added information is a great way to fine-tune your preventive maintenance schedule. Reviewing your repair history can also give you valuable information about the effectiveness of your assets.

By using and modifying their preventive maintenance schedule as needed, businesses can increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Want to know more about preventative maintenance? Call the experts at MaintenX!