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Planned Preventative Maintenance

​Planned preventative maintenance (PPM), also commonly referred to as planned or scheduled maintenance.

It is essentially a scheduled maintenance routine, set out to ensure machinery, services and equipment are all maintained at regular intervals.

This helps to minimise partial or complete failure, and thus minimise business interruption and prepare your business to avoid any costly disasters.

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Advantages of PPM

Why is Planned Preventative Maintenance Important?

Maintaining Essential Services

Why Not Use a Reactive Maintenance Instead?

Reactive Maintenance Risks

Advantages of PPM

Rather than waiting for machinery or equipment to break down and have a team “reactively” repair the issue, PPM acts as a preemptive insurance policy against catastrophic failures.

Such failures can lead to a costly and time consuming interruption to business operations, not to mention an expensive repair or full replacement of the failed equipment in question.

It may seem like an obvious choice, but there are countless businesses who do not operate with any form of PPM schedules in place.

Why is Planned Preventative Maintenance Important?

If you run a business that is departmentalised and relies on a fairly large team of staff, it’s vital to ensure they can do their jobs as effectively as possible.

Any change in circumstances can lead to a huge problem.

Most businesses do not realise just how many facilities and services they take for granted each day.

If one were to breakdown or malfunction, it can become a massive headache.

PPM acts as a preemptive insurance policy against catastrophic failures which can lead to a costly and time consuming interruption to business operations

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Maintaining Essential Services

In most commercial buildings for example, there will be a number of vital services running around the clock such as:

power & lighting

heating & air conditioning

plumbing & hot water

cleaning & sanitation

washrooms & WCs

access controls, security & CCTV

telephone systems & communications

networks & internet access

electrical wiring & consumer units

windows, roofs & insulation

computer equipment & machinery

In fact, the list goes on and on.

If any one of these were to break down, it would undoubtedly cause a huge inconvenience to any business.

This is why having a firm of professional commercial property and equipment maintenance specialists take the load on most if not all of these concerns, makes complete sense.

This ensures your vital day-to-day systems are running at optimism levels without concern, whilst you can carry on running your business.

Whether it’s a simple toilet blockage or a major machinery outage, either one will undoubtedly cause a disruption to your business and cost money.