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Boiler Maintenance

Having a fully working boiler that provides you with hot water and heating is essential. Having your boiler serviced on an annual basis will make sure that your boiler is running properly, and any small issues are dealt with before they become bigger problems.  Many companies tend to focus solely on immediate issues that arise – repairing or replacing parts when something goes wrong and reacting to urgent matters. While reactive maintenance is necessary in certain situations, transitioning to preventive maintenance is a strategy that will save both time and money, as well as help operations to run more smoothly.

Cost

Emergency repairs are more costly than performing preventive maintenance on your boiler. Damages to your facility and equipment can be a result of an improperly maintained boiler and pipes. Your final repair bill would be higher compared to the cost of simply maintaining your boiler.

Dangers

If your boiler, and therefore your heating system, run off gas or oil, any fault that it develops has the potential to give off carbon monoxide. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide is both odorless and tasteless which make it very difficult to detect. It only takes a very short time for carbon monoxide to take its hold and inhaling the gas can result in either a coma or death. Faulty heating is linked to the deaths of around 50 people each year caused by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Electrical & Mechanical Preventive Maintenance

Your boiler shouldn’t be the only piece of equipment that receives maintenance on a regular basis. Many electrical & mechanical systems require maintenance to keep your facility running. Preventive maintenance is not about fixing problems. Its focus is on preventing those problems from happening in the first place. It includes activities such as cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, repairs, and parts replacement. Each of these activities is performed to keep equipment running in top condition and to prevent downtime and reactive fixes.

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How Preventive Maintenance Saves You Money

  • Reduced Downtime
  • Increase Operational Efficiency
  • Reduce the Risk of Expensive Reactive Maintenance
  • Increase the Life of Equipment
  • Improved Customer Service

Interested in implementing an effective preventive maintenance plan for your business? We can help determine what maintenance plan and what your equipment needs.

Contact us today or call us at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can manage your production with preventive maintenance.

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Electrical Preventive Maintenance

Two weeks ago, we discussed the importance of preventive maintenance. Preventive Maintenance is also extremely necessary for electrical equipment. A great deal can go wrong if an electrical system is not adequately maintained. As electrical loads cycle between high and low demand, thermal expansion and contraction cause connections to loosen. Electrical panels that are never cleaned accumulate dust and dirt that deposit on these connections. The loose and dirty connections provide a high resistance path that are directly responsible for more than 30 percent of electrical failures. Another 17 percent of electrical failures are attributed to live electrical components being exposed to moisture. With a comprehensive electrical preventive maintenance program, both conditions — which account for almost half of all electrical losses — can be corrected.

Electrical Preventive Maintenance

*Thermal Imaging maintenance should be completed on electrical equipment every 12 months.

How Preventive Maintenance Saves You Money

  • Reduced Downtime
  • Increase Operational Efficiency
  • Reduce the Risk of Expensive Reactive Maintenance
  • Increase the Life of Equipment
  • Improved Customer Service

With the failure rate of electrical equipment being 3 times higher for components that are not included in a scheduled preventive maintenance program, the benefits are hard to argue. We can plan maintenance in coordination with scheduled shutdowns to reduce downtime. Our electrical team is continuously trained and keep up to date on electrical codes and regulations.

We pride ourselves on removing the barriers that come with hiring multiple contractors. With all our trades under one roof, we control every aspect of your next project, saving you time and money.

Interested in implementing an effective preventive maintenance plan for your business or organization? We can help determine your maintenance plan and what your equipment needs.

Contact us today or call us at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can manage your production with preventive maintenance.

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Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is often viewed by companies as an unnecessary expenditure. In most cases, this is far from the truth and can prove to be a very costly mistake to make. Many companies tend to focus solely on the immediate issues that arise – repairing or replacing parts when something goes wrong and reacting to urgent matters. While reactive maintenance is necessary in certain situations, transitioning to preventative maintenance is a strategy that will save both time and money, as well as help operations to run more smoothly. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at preventative maintenance with a spotlight on how it can save a company money over the long term.

What Is Preventive Maintenance?

Preventative maintenance is not about fixing problems. Its focus is on preventing those problems from ever happening in the first place. It includes activities such as cleaning, lubrication, adjustments, repairs, and parts replacement. Each of these activities is performed to keep equipment running in top condition and to prevent downtime and reactive fixes.

How Preventative Maintenance Saves You Money

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1) Reduced Downtime

When it comes to production, the phrase ‘time is money’ rings true. Every time machinery goes down for maintenance, you’re losing money both from employee wages (since employees must wait for the equipment to be fixed) and from products (which cannot be produced when the equipment goes down). Preventative maintenance drastically reduces downtime because the entire purpose is to prevent downtime.

2) Increased Operational Efficiency

When preventative maintenance is properly implemented, equipment is routinely maintained so it can always run at optimal condition. When machines run more efficiently, they don’t have to use as much energy and resources. This means cost savings as well as improving your environmental footprint.

3) Reduce the Risk of Expensive Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance is incredibly expensive. When something breaks unexpectedly, you have the costs of your maintenance crew (which can include overtime pay), the cost of the extra time it takes to diagnose the problem and the cost of the parts (which can include expedited shipping charges). Preventative maintenance can dramatically reduce the risk of these costs. With preventative maintenance, routine checks and planned maintenance at convenient times, you avoid large and expensive fixes down the road.

4) Increase the Life of Equipment

In addition to reducing downtime and expensive fixes, preventative maintenance will also increase the life of your equipment. When everything is up to date and working properly, you will maximize the lifespan of your equipment, helping you get the most out of your investment.

5) Improved Customer Service

Your customers put trust and confidence in the goods or services you provide. They expect that these things will be delivered on time, and no one wants to hear that the products will be delayed because of machinery failures. When you can consistently provide quality, on-time service to your customers, you’ll end up with happier customers, better reviews, more referrals and ultimately more sales.

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Implementing a Preventative Maintenance Program

If you’ve been relying on reactive maintenance but want a solution that will save you money, time and stress, it’s time to turn to preventative maintenance.

We recommend for the following equipment be on a preventative maintenance schedule:

  • Air Compressors
  • Compressed Air Dryers
  • Exhaust Fans
  • Packaged RTU’s
  • Split Refrigeration Systems
  • Process Chillers
  • Cooling Towers
  • Make Up Air Units
  • Dust Collection Systems
  • Infrared Heating Systems
  • Boilers
  • Unit Heaters
  • All types of HVAC equipment
  • Backflow Preventer

As you can see, preventative maintenance offers many benefits. Make the switch today and the cost savings will start to add up quickly for your business.

Interested in implementing an effective preventative maintenance plan for your business or organization?

Contact us today or call us at (888) 833-8776 to learn how we can streamline your production with preventative maintenance.