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The Urgency of Well-Planned Preventative Maintenance Policies

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Without well-timed preventative maintenance, your HVAC systems will run into easily avoided issues.

Without well-timed preventative maintenance, your HVAC systems will run into easily avoided issues. Such issues can be a drain on your finances and harm your company’s reputation. In chaotic times such as these, you must do everything in your power to reassure your employees and customers that they’ll be safe under your roof. Whenever the HVAC unit fails, there will not be enough ventilation or airflow. So let’s discuss the true value of investing in and arranging for high-quality PM policies and providers! 

Assemble a Team Motivated to Make Changes 

Before you can proceed, you’ve got to have the right people agreeing with you. Since such a massive decision affects everyone within your organization, that means some cooperation will be necessary. Senior management, building engineers, and maintenance supervisors must all come together. Then at some point, you’ll need to involve accountants, data processing team members, and of course, your employees. 

Create a Set of Achievable Goals 

Once you have organized your response team, it’s time to define some feasible goals. Without these goals, you can’t tell if the preventive maintenance plans are hitting the mark. At this point, a new round of training (aka continuing education) becomes necessary. That’s because this regimen includes up-to-date computer skills that will help them handle unfamiliar equipment and solve technical problems more easily. 

Run Inventory on Your Current Setup 

Consider the fact that your business depends on a reliable stock of inventory. With this in mind, it’s time to run some inventory on the assets you have on hand. The more detailed your maintenance schedule is, the more valuable it will prove to be in the end. Take note of the make and model, the serial number, and basic specs. Beyond that, you must also determine the full extent of the unit’s capabilities. Moreover, unit numbers, category (whether it’s an actual HVAC or plumbing, for example), where the asset is, and which department is responsible for using and maintaining it.   

Begin Making Tougher Calls 

Eventually, some trickier decisions will rear their ugly heads. Once you have ascertained if the equipment is running at the recommended load levels, you’ll also have to distinguish how high priority it is. These questions help you pinpoint the operational metrics to measure to figure out if your preventative maintenance efforts are going according to plan. 

Reread the Owner’s Manuals 

If all else fails, reread the owner’s manuals. Then the guidelines for upkeep and when the warranty expires will be easier to remember. Another idea is to use innovative software “clocks” that can be adjusted to tell you when too much wear and tear has accumulated.  

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals navigate the post-COVID-19 environment. We can develop a cost-effective, customized program for your building that will mitigate the potential health risks of COVID-19.  Click Here to Request a Quote!

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