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The three main types of maintenance strategies

When managing your facility, there are a number of strategies to consider when it comes to maintenance; reactive, preventative and predictive. Each has their benefits and their downsides. For building management, strategising your maintenance is key to running a successful facility.

Reactive Maintenance

You can perhaps guess by the name but reactive maintenance describes a strategy where the work is only performed after a breakdown occurs. Although this doesn’t require much effort to implement, it often includes a lot of overtime labour. With a number of unexpected breakdowns, you are reducing your assets lifespan and are provided with little insight into your maintenance operations.

Preventative Maintenance

Routine maintenance tasks that work to keep equipment up and running is referred to as preventative maintenance. Although it can take a while to fully implement if you have a multitude of assets, it can improve your assets lifespace and reliability. This also will significantly reduce overtime costs, waste and energy consumption.

Predictive Maintenance

This is when you predict when a piece of equipment will likely fail so that before it does, maintenance can be performed. Although this ensures minimal disruptions, it does require a specialised skill to understand the condition-monitoring data. It can also take time to implement and has high upfront costs.

By utilising software such as MYBOS, you can tackle your maintenance and understand what strategy works best for your building. With a number of features from reporting to work orders, MYBOS ensures you are staying on top of your maintenance work. Book a demo today.

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