• Planned or Preventative Maintenance

    January 7, 2013

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ Its message is simple; don’t leave small jobs until they become large jobs, but there’s a logical next step to that message, which is simply not to let jobs develop at all. If you have a well-planned maintenance programme for your business, you can avoid a great deal of expense by pre-empting the development of large-scale problems and keeping your premises and equipment in good condition for a smaller, regular outlay.Planned Maintenance starts with the analysis of your specific needs and builds to include frequent small tasks, such as industrial cleaning or replacement of minor perishables and then onwards to larger ones, such as upgrading or replacing components in accordance with a time or usage schedule. This can be understood using the example of fleet cars, which will run more efficiently if the oil, other fluids and filters are replaced regularly; this not only helps to avoid more expensive problems, such as damage to the fuel-pump that can occur if the fuel-filters are insufficient, but also allowing the car to run on less fuel than it would if the maintenance programme were not being observed.

Of course, in an industrial or commercial setting, the failure of equipment or large-scale maintenance of the premises is not only expensive in terms of immediate cost, but can be considerably more expensive if it leads to loss of business, or loss of public confidence in that business. There can be no doubt that, in the long run, a high-priority Property Maintenance schedule is the most economically viable option for the astute business-owner.

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