No matter what industry you’re in, you’re likely to be always thinking ahead, planning for future demand and forecasting potential profit. Preventative maintenance should be part of that planning. You never know when a door or dock system could be damaged or face an unexpected issue, but a good preventative maintenance plan helps you keep things running smoothly and helps identify issues before they cause a bigger problem.
Preventative vs reactive maintenance
While reactive maintenance is all about fixing things that have gone wrong, preventative maintenance is about keeping things from going wrong in the first place. Of course, there is always the risk of unexpected damage or issues, but a good preventative maintenance plan keeps the surprises to a minimum.
The best time to sort your preventative maintenance is now
The longer you go without putting a preventative maintenance plan in place, the greater the risk of something going wrong. For some industries, this might be a slower time of year as well, making it even more ideal for making sure your preventative maintenance gets sorted.
And if you keep putting it off, consider this – what if your doors or docks stopped functioning tomorrow? That could cost you a lot more in the long run.
What does a preventative maintenance plan look like?
Now that we’ve got you on board to set up a plan, let’s cover what that will look like.
1. Make sure your in-house maintenance is doing regular service checks
These don’t take very long and are key in identifying issues early. Here’s our suggested checklist of things to include:
- Check the overall operating condition of your doors. Look for general wear and tear or any sticking points in the operation.
- Check for visual damage to the doors and seals. This could be dents or cracks or a build-up of dirt.
- Make sure any safety devices are functioning properly, including any sensors or activation switches being clean and clear of obstructions.
- Clean and lubricate any and all tracks, sliders, rollers, pulleys, etc. Doing this regularly keeps build-up away and prevents corrosion.
- A service log to be completed after each check. It’s a handy place for you to record any minor issues or recurring things and it can be incredibly helpful to have a history of service checks available if something goes wrong.
2. Give us a call
We provide regular maintenance, detect operational faults before they become costly repairs, and offer periodic inspections of your doors. We’ll work with you to decide on a plan moving forward and will set a standard frequency for our techs to come out for regular preventative maintenance, this could be every 6 months or so.
Get the Ultimate in asset management
Our preventative maintenance service is designed to simplify your maintenance schedule and minimise costly repairs. Our experienced technicians have extensive on-site experience and can service all brands of automatic door operators and dock systems. We provide regular maintenance, detect operational faults before they become costly repairs, and offer periodic inspections of your doors.
With our after-service reports, you’ll receive detailed information on the condition of your doors, upcoming repair alerts, and recommended upgrades, ensuring that your equipment is always in top shape.
It’s a hassle-free way to get the most out of your door and dock systems. And when it comes down to it, it’s always better to invest in prevention than repairs.
Book a free consultation with one of our experts to talk about your site’s maintenance requirements and we’ll visit your site for a free asset condition assessment.