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The Importance of Maintenance

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A recent article in MSW Management caught our attention because it truly hits home…no matter what business you’re in.

Every manufacturer/business has its own operating standards and specifications. For most companies, this includes standard maintenance schedules which are intended to minimize the need for repairs. It is important to remember that there is a huge difference between maintenance and repairs. In short, maintenance is good and repairs are bad. Repairs are unscheduled and happen unexpectedly. It messes with schedules and causes concurrent, unnecessary costs down the line. Maintenance, on the other hand, is proactive, and if performed regularly as scheduled, does not disrupt operations.

Repairs cost money. Maintenance saves money, because as they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. There is nothing as foolish as neglecting basic maintenance in order to reduce overhead costs. This is putting the entire operation at risk from a major repair incident or worse, safety violations. Remaining consistent with equipment inspection and maintenance will help eliminate minor issues and make certain minor issues don’t become catastrophic equipment breakdowns.

Let Safeway’s experience in equipment cleaning and maintenance work for you! Call now to discuss having your company put on our schedule for routine maintenance and cleaning. 256-492-3704

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