Top 5 Reasons to Perform Preventative Maintenance in Your Freezer:
We all know the benefits of preventive maintenance and how it forms the very backbone of the maintenance management process. In simple terms, preventive maintenance attempts to prevent or limit potential future issues or breakdowns by carrying out simpler, less involved tasks- today. By eliminating system failures or breakdowns, costs of replacement or emergency repairs can be reduced offering a more effective method managing maintenance within your facility.
All things need inspections and it stands to reason that if left unattended, systems are sure to fail at some point. Unexpected breakdowns can cause equipment rentals or emergency contractor repairs to be much higher in cost than the comparative task of inspecting and fixing the little things when they are still just little things. by having an effective preventive maintenance plan or AFE Service Contract scheduled these unplanned failures can be greatly reduced or eliminated.
1. Better Overall Appearance and Hygiene Friendly Freezer
It’s obvious that when you wash your car, it looks nicer. I know what you’re thinking, looks aren’t everything, but by maintaining a better overall appearance of your equipment (freezer), you can easily notice when your equipment is having some kind of a problem.
2. Less Equipment Failure
Equipment failure can be disaster to the scheduling of a production system within an organization. Delays will add cost and stress to your ability to manage an effective schedule of preventative maintenance. The entire facility will suffer because one piece of equipment failed at the wrong time.
3. Increased Safety
Nothing is more serious than the safety of your employees or customers. As far as we are concerned, safety should fall to the number one reason why you should have an effective preventative maintenance plan for your freezer. Doing those simple walk-arounds, inspecting the safety prevention equipment, making sure access panels are closed and in working condition, are all part of a routine safety plan that each facility should strictly enforce. As well, maintaining proper equipment adjustments can also lead to a safer workplace for your employees as they handle reliable machinery that is inspected and maintained periodically.
4. Cost Reductions from Emergency Repairs
On a business level, preventative maintenance will help your bottom line in so many ways. If you practice regular scheduled maintenance, emergency repairs that play a major role in creating a shortfall in your budget planning, could be eliminated. Imagine trying to get a contractor to come into your facility to fix a piece of equipment in the middle of the night. It could end up costing you double time. Or, not having a contingency plan in place for equipment breakdowns may cause you to have to rent temporary equipment at three times the cost because of the short notice. Plus, you might need to bring in extra help for your maintenance team, so that they can deal with the problem at hand, not accounting for potential overtime it may cost you for keeping them at work longer and getting the job done. Not all emergencies can be avoided, but you can definitely put the odds back in your favor by conducting regular preventative maintenance.
5. Increased Utilization or Up-Time
The number one most expensive cost for maintaining a freezer outside of labor is the equipment replacement. The key to a good preventative maintenance plan is to minimize the amount of times you will need to replace equipment within the lifespan of the freezer.
Generally, we all agree that preventative maintenance works, but most times, people have trouble seeing how much impact it can have on an organization at every level. Cost, safety, and a happy productive environment all make great excuses for establishing a good effective plan that works. Now the question only remains, what kind of AFE Service Contract will you use to help you with your scheduling?