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What is Reactive Maintenance and how to avoid with Proserv

What is Reactive Maintenance? Reactive maintenance involves responding to equipment failures and performing repairs to restore the equipment to its normal operating condition. This approach is often seen as a short-term fix and can result in increased costs, reduced equipment efficiency, and unplanned downtime. Here are the top disadvantages:

Increased likelihood of equipment failure

Reactive maintenance is a “fix-it-when-it-breaks” approach, which means that equipment is more likely to fail unexpectedly, causing unplanned downtime and productivity losses. This can be particularly detrimental in critical systems where downtime can lead to significant production losses. By working with a provider like Proserv, custom preventative maintenance plans can be implemeted to avoid this.

Reduced equipment efficiency

Equipment that is not regularly maintained tends to become less efficient over time. As a result, reactive maintenance can lead to reduced equipment performance, resulting in increased production costs and reduced profitability. Discover minor problems before they become major is key to avoiding reduced equipment efficiency.

Lack of visibility into maintenance needs

Reactive maintenance does not allow organisations to gain visibility into the maintenance needs of their equipment. Without proper tracking and monitoring, organisations may miss out on opportunities to optimise maintenance schedules and prevent future breakdowns.

Increased risk of regulatory non-compliance

In industries with strict regulatory requirements, reactive maintenance can lead to increased risk of non-compliance. By not properly maintaining equipment, organisations may fail to meet regulatory requirements and face penalties, fines, and legal liabilities.

Higher overall maintenance costs

Although reactive maintenance may appear to be cheaper in the short-term, over time it can lead to higher overall maintenance costs due to increased equipment failure, reduced efficiency, and additional repair costs. In contrast, proactive maintenance can help organizations reduce their maintenance costs by identifying and addressing potential issues before they turn into major problems.

How to avoid Reactive Maintenace?

By prioritising the proper maintenance of your commercial building and implementing a Preventative Maintenance plan with Proserv. If you do happen to run into a situation where reactive maintenance is required, rest assured, Proserv can help! With a dedicated team of skilled trades, Proserv can act as your 'general' contractor and remove all the hassles out of coordinating trades.


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