What’s All the Fuss About Preventive Maintenance?

The implementation of a preventative maintenance program can be time consuming and costly. These factors can create constant debate a to whether a preventative maintenance program is worth having. Will all the man-hours and money invested in such a program outweigh emergency repairs? In a word, YES. From our years of experience in working with facility managers, our customers can tell you, and we firmly believe that when properly operated, a preventative maintenance plan and its benefits exceed the costs (and the headaches) of only making emergency repairs.

Preventive maintenance is actually a very important part of facilities management. The goal of a successful preventive maintenance program is to establish consistent practices designed to improve the performance and safety of the assets under your control – including your building, your equipment and your exterior property.

Preventative Maintenance Defined

Let’s take a step back and discuss what preventative maintenance actually is define as:

Preventative maintenance is defined as regularly scheduled inspections, tests, servicing, replacements, repairs and other tasks intended to help reduce the impact and frequency of equipment failures, structural problems, and other costly maintenance issues at a facility. This includes scheduled preventative maintenance, predictive maintenance and inspection activities.

The Objectives of a Preventative Maintenance Program Are to Help:

  • * Identify maintenance actions on company assets and incorporate that into the preventative maintenance program activities that result in the greatest benefit within the available budget.
  • * Minimize corrective and breakdown maintenance, maintain satisfactory equipment conditions and improve facility reliability.

Benefits of Implementing a Preventative Maintenance Plan Include:

  • * Equipment downtime is decreased and the number of major repairs is reduced.
  • * Better conservation of assets and increased life expectancy of assets, thereby eliminating premature replacement of machinery and equipment.
  • * Reduced overtime costs and more economical use of maintenance workers due to working on a scheduled basis instead of a crash basis to repair breakdowns.
  • * Timely, routine repairs circumvent fewer large-scale repairs.
  • * Improved safety and quality conditions for everyone.

In conclusion, a preventative maintenance program should be well defined, periodically reviewed and adjusted as necessary.

Exterior Building Maintenance Experts

Consolidated Service Group (CSG) spent the last 20 years building individual companies that specialize in specific commercial exterior building services.  The result is one point of contact that comes with a vast wealth of experience in a variety of commercial facility services.  With offices in Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, CSG’s portfolio of commercial facility services enable our clients the convenience of working with a single provider for all their commercial property needs. Contact CSG today at 866-793-3735 or visit our website at https://www.csgcamservices.com for an online proposal.

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