Ready When You Need It: Floor Equipment Repair
Floor equipment is often taken for granted – until it stops working. Then it’s time for scrambling to find a repair technician and hoping the required parts are in stock. The key to avoiding the need for urgent floor equipment repair is proper maintenance.
Floor buffers, scrubbers, and sweepers are essential pieces of equipment for many facilities, so it’s important to have them in working order at all times. All of these pieces of equipment need to be serviced on a schedule in order to keep them running at their best. Neglecting to do so can lead to decreased performance, premature failure, and costly repairs or replacements. With the proper care and maintenance, floor equipment can last for years.
Investing in a preventative maintenance program for your floor equipment has benefits that go beyond just keeping your equipment running. Here are just a few:
Studies show that 70% of facility managers exceed their equipment repair budget due to a lack of maintenance. What’s more – 28% of equipment in any given facility either needs repair or is not working effectively. Many businesses unfortunately don’t see the need to invest in preventative maintenance until equipment fails. Many times the reason for this is to save money. Unfortunately, this is a false economy as the true cost of not maintaining regularly-used floor equipment can be much higher in the long run. When we take into account not only the cost of emergency repairs, but the significant hidden costs such as unscheduled downtime, this neglect can often be up to 10 times higher than the cost of a corrective maintenance program.
A well-maintained floor machine is a safer floor machine. Poorly-maintained equipment can be dangerous for both the operator and anyone working near it. There may be loose parts or worn-down belts and blades that can cause accidents. Similarly, floor machines that are not regularly maintained can also cause damage to floors, rugs, and other surfaces increasing the risk of slips and falls.
Longer Equipment Life
Floor equipment that is not well-maintained can also be inefficient. This is due to a number of factors such as lack of power, improper blade alignment, worn belts, or a build-up of dirt and debris in the machine. These issues can have a huge impact on how long your floor equipment will last. A well-maintained machine, on the other hand, can run smoothly for years – providing your business with years of quality service.
An inefficient floor machine can lead to a loss in productivity for your team due to the time it takes to complete the task at hand. When equipment is maintained regularly to ensure peak performance, everything can operate more smoothly and efficiently, with operators completing tasks at a faster rate and with fewer interruptions to their workflow.
As you can see, regular maintenance is key to keeping equipment in good working order and keeping your business running smoothly. By investing in a preventative maintenance program, you can save money in the long run while also ensuring that your floor machinery is running safely and efficiently.