Commercial Preventative Maintenance
The best way to solve a problem is to stop it from happening. That is where preventative maintenance can help. Preventive maintenance is the systematic inspection of equipment where potential problems are identified and corrected in order to stop equipment failure before it happens. It is performed while the equipment is still working so that it does not break down unexpectedly. This method lessens the likelihood of equipment failure. In the same way you would not wait until your car’s engine fails to get the oil changed, machines, equipment, and anything of value to your organization or property need consistent maintenance to avoid breakdowns and costly disruptions. Preventive maintenance is a strategy that all companies or organizations can implement to move away from reactive maintenance modes, and to begin a reliability journey.
As the best programs include a combination of maintenance approaches, implementing preventive maintenance is an important step to the ideal strategy of predictive maintenance. Though many are moving away from a reliance on run-to-failure or reactive maintenance modes, most organizations still use this method today. Reactive maintenance involves repairing equipment after it has broken down to bring it back to normal operation.