Preventative Maintenance – Why it’s important

Preventative maintenance is an activity performed on a certain schedule which is intended to prevent breakdowns or deterioration. As a property owner, preventative maintenance is vital for the longevity of your investment.

Throughout our 30 + years of business, the one common phrase we hear among clients is “I wish i got this fixed earlier”. This regret is often brought on by cost. The fact is that the cost associated with emergency repairs can often be prevented with regular maintenance.

So, what are the suitable applications for preventative maintenance?

  1. Components with a critical operation function
  2. Components that have failure modes that can be prevented with regular maintenance
  3. Components that have a likelihood of failure that increases with time and use

 Our preventative maintenance schedules are broken down into 2 categories

  1. C service (6 monthly)
  2. D service (annually)

Frequencies all depends on the likelihood of failure for the component. For example; some drains are more prone to tree roots and blockages than others. Therefore, for blockage prone properties, we would recommend a C service schedule.

Consider adding the following to your preventative maintenance schedule

  • Hot water services
  • Drains (sewer and storm water)
  • Household tapware
  • Gas appliances and isolation valves
  • Roof, gutters and downpipes
  • Back flow prevention devices
  • Thermostatic mixing valves
  • Pumping stations (all types)
  • Irrigation systems
  • Non-potable rainwater storage tanks
  • Evaporative air conditioners
  • Water filters
  • Water softener units
  • Drinking water units
  • Boiling water units
  • Pressure and flow control valves

So, let us help reduce your operating costs, while prolonging the life of your investment. If you aim to be proactive by creating a schedule but don’t know where to start, give us a call and together we’ll work out a plan fit for you and your investment.

We will not push you into anything unnecessary nor will we charge for a consultation. You can rely on any of our well-trained and highly equipped staff to uphold both a quality and professional standard of work.

If you’re interested, continue reading our previous blog articles¬†here