There are two different schools of thought when it comes to facilities management: proactive and reactive. Proactive maintenance looks to fix problems before they become real issues, while reactive management responds to problems as they occur. What are some of the reasons why proactive facility management is so critical?
Reactive facility management is essentially responding to problems as they pop up. This means that you are normally responding to crisis situations and acting quickly. For example, instead of checking the toilets on a regular basis for problems, a reactive management philosophy would wait until the toilet is overflowing and take care of it then. Some companies continue to choose a reactive management program because they believe that it saves them money in the short term. However, it costs more in the long term and can lead to poor experiences, as your maintenance will be unpredictable and your facilities will have plenty of unplanned downtime.
Proactive Facility Management
Proactive facility management takes a different point of view, and it aims to detect issues before you ever notice them. Doing things like replacing filters and belts before they have the chance to degrade and break will limit downtime, preserve the lifespan of your equipment, and ensure that you are getting the most out of your facility. What are some of the other advantages of proactive facility management?
- Maintenance activities will be targeted and organized
- The building will stay in consistently great condition throughout the year
- Lower chances of equipment failure
- Increased cost savings
- Prompt responses to any calls for maintenance or service
- Consistent upgrades to equipment and other parts of the building to prevent problems and stay on top of things
- Detailed tracking when things are spotted that need to be taken care of to ensure that the appropriate parts are ordered and nothing slips through the cracks
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