What is Proactive Maintenance?
Proactive Maintenance is the process of keeping machinery and equipment in a state of readiness so they are ready to work whenever you need them.
It is not just about fixing things when they break down — it is about maintaining your equipment so it does not break down in the first place.
A lot of people think that proactive maintenance means replacing or repairing parts before they fail, but that is not always true. Sometimes, it just means checking for signs that something is about to break down, like oil leaks or loose bolts. The goal is to fix something before it fails, but sometimes it is best just to make sure everything is in proper working order so that it doesn’t break down at all!
Proactive Maintenance Versus Reactive Maintenance
The key difference between reactive and proactive maintenance is that reactive maintenance is performed after a piece of equipment has been damaged, while proactive maintenance is performed before any damage occurs.
Reactive maintenance typically takes longer than proactive maintenance because it requires the technician to diagnose the problem and perform repairs on the malfunctioning equipment. Proactive maintenance is completed by simply inspecting the equipment and making sure that it's in good working order.
Examples of Proactive Maintenance
Examples of proactive maintenance include:
- Regularly cleaning your air conditioning unit to remove dust and dirt that can reduce its efficiency
- Changing filters regularly to keep your heating and cooling system working at its best
- Checking your electrical system for signs of wear or damage so that you can replace any faulty parts before they cause an issue
A proactive maintenance plan is one that involves regularly checking on your systems. The idea is to catch any issues before they become an issue, so you can prevent them from happening in the first place.