Preventive maintenance programs pay off
Abstract: As the economy inches toward recovery, it’s tempting to postpone (or forgo) building and equipment maintenance to save money. But this strategy is likely to backfire over the long run. Poorly maintained equipment is a safety hazard, but fixing minor problems early also is often cheaper than dealing with major repairs and replacements later. Following five important steps can be part of a strong preventive maintenance program that will eventually result in increased efficiencies and a healthier bottom line.