What is Preventive maintenance?
Preventive maintenance is a systematic approach to identifying and correcting problems before they happen. Preventive maintenance is an essential part of keeping a building or structure in good working order. It's based on the idea that the best way to avoid future expenses is to keep equipment in good working order, rather than waiting until something breaks down and having to replace it.
Preventive maintenance can help you save money by reducing downtime and avoiding costly repairs. It also helps prevent accidents caused by faulty equipment. Any time you take action to prevent something from happening, rather than reacting to it when it does happen, you're doing preventive maintenance. For example, if you regularly change your air filter and replace lightbulbs before they burn out (instead of waiting until they do), that's an example of preventive maintenance.
In addition to improving efficiency, preventive maintenance can help reduce waste. If a machine breaks down or malfunctions because it was not properly maintained, you have wasted the time spent repairing or replacing it; you've also wasted any materials used in making the repair or replacement.
What is a Preventive Maintenance Schedule?
Preventive maintenance schedules allow you to keep your equipment in tip-top shape. It's like an annual checkup for your car, but for your equipment. It helps prevent breakdowns and saves you time and money by keeping your machines running at their best.
The preventive maintenance schedule is designed to help you make sure your machine is always working its best. This means checking all the parts of the machine regularly, so that if something starts to go wrong, you can catch it early before it becomes a big problem.
Preventive maintenance schedules are usually set up so they cover all of the most important parts of a machine over a period of time—usually 6 months or 12 months depending on how often things wear out or break down.