Three Ways Preventative Maintenance Can Help Avoid Emergencies
We’ve written about emergency repairs before. But any good Facilities Manager or Property Manager will tell you that it’s best to avoid emergencies if at all possible. Here are three ways that preventative maintenance can help you accomplish that goal.
| PLUMBING EMERGENCIES
Plumbing might not be the first thing you think of when you hear “preventative maintenance”, but regular evaluations could save you from disaster. Even if the piping system is only reviewed annually, it can help you spot and avoid major problems down the line. Minor leaks can deteriorate pipes and turn into much larger bursts if left unchecked. Backflow devices can fail and contaminate your clean water without regular inspection from a certified professional plumber. Your commercial facility plumbing system is designed to operate for a long time without you having to worry about it, but that’s exactly why it gets neglected. Having it checked on a regular basis is a good practice and an affordable way to avoid costly repairs in the future.
| ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES
Electricity runs our lives. We’re almost literally wired into power at any given moment. It’s been the driving force enabling much of our modern conveniences that we take for granted today. But because it’s so prevalent, it also poses a consistent risk. Damaged wiring, faulty switches, and poor connections are all one bad day away from an electrical fire or injuries. Don’t let things like these put your facility at risk. Add them to your preventative maintenance plan and consult with a C-10 licensed commercial electrician to make sure you’re doing everything you can to stay ahead.
| CONSTRUCTION EMERGENCIES
Believe it or not, these happen. They often come in the form of a sudden loss of access such as a collapsed staircase or neglected wheelchair ramp. When someone can no longer get where they need to go, you’ve got a construction emergency on your hands. The best way to avoid these is with regular walkthroughs and evaluations by a general contractor. Your facility services company should be able to recommend a schedule of routine checks to watch for deterioration or damage. Once spotted, they can keep an eye on it and be sure to replace or repair it before it becomes a problem.
AAA Facility Services has decades of experience in dealing with property-threatening emergencies. Contact us today to learn more about how we spring into action for our clients.