What is building maintenance and why is it performed? Good management of buildings will be able to increase the quality to ensure longevity and safety without any damage and problems. Nothing lasts forever and buildings including its equipment has their life expectancy.
Defects and damage cannot be avoided and it certainly will happen at any given moment and most if not all, requires periodic maintenance. Maintenance aims to conserve, manage, protect buildings, facilities and equipment to meet current standards and improve the quality of work, time and staff satisfaction and most important of all, the security and safety of the occupants.
It is without question that a company’s profitability and productivity partly depend on the maintenance processes and therefore, a well-thought and optimized strategy should be adopted in order to make sure all equipment work to its full functionality.
- Corrective Maintenance
Maintenance is carried out following detection of a defect and aimed to restore its normal operations. This strategy may be cost-effective until catastrophic faults occur.
- Preventive Maintenance
Maintenance that is regularly performed based on predetermined intervals to decrease the likelihood of an equipment failure. The maintenance cycles are planned according to the need of the device so it does not break down unexpectedly.
- Risk based maintenance
Maintenance carried out by gathering information and analysis of a periodic test activities to standard preventive maintenance. The aim is to perform the asset condition and risk assessment and define the appropriate maintenance program. All equipment displaying unusual values is replaced to extend its use and guarantee safety and reliability.
- Condition based maintenance
Maintenance based on the equipment performance monitoring and the control of the corrective actions taken as a result. Maintenance is carried out when there are indicators signaling that the equipment is deteriorating and going to fail. In the long term, allows reducing drastically the costs associated with maintenance, thereby minimizing the occurrence of serious faults.