When it comes to the three types of maintenance, do you know which type will save you the most? The answer may surprise you. A strong maintenance program you can easily follow requires understanding the difference between reactive, preventive, and predictive maintenance.

Reactive Maintenance

Fixing an asset that is not working properly is a common reaction. This is why reactive maintenance tends to be the most common form of maintenance. Reactive maintenance occurs when anything on the property is not operating up to normal standards and addresses problems as they arise. These situations increase the costs of downtime and professional services.

Preventive Maintenance

Preventive maintenance is a more proactive form of maintenance. It is performed at regular intervals and based on the manufacturer’s parameters and determined by time or amount of usage. It is also called planned maintenance. Preventive maintenance involves performing maintenance tasks even though there are no current issues. Performing preventive maintenance helps you avoid unexpected breakdowns and the costs that would be associated with downtime. The goal of preventive maintenance is to extend the life of assets, have minimal downtime, improve overall efficiency, and reduce overall costs.

Predictive Maintenance

Predictive maintenance can happen when you take into account more detailed information about how your assets are actually used. However, it can be a complex system that takes a lot of setup time, access to technology, consistent data management, and the adoption of all users. The good news is that the extra effort can pay off. Its application can help your organization save annual maintenance costs when done correctly-more than preventative maintenance. 

Predictive maintenance is a healthy balance between reactive and preventive maintenance. With the right planning, maintenance teams and professional contractors can effectively perform the right services at the right time. To see if a predictive maintenance plan is a cost-effective plan for the surfaces in your facility, contact Russ at KC Restoration today!