Electrical systems, just like mechanical systems, are prone to failure over time due to age, poor maintenance, and the stress of overuse. People often assume that because electrical systems lack moving parts there is not a need for electrical preventative maintenance. An idea that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, the resulting impacts of electrical failures can lead to larger and more costly problems than mechanical failures alone. Here are four things to consider if you don’t think an electrical preventive maintenance program is for you.
- Safety: What is the safety of your employees and contractors worth?
- Electrical failures often can be avoided.
- Electrical preventative maintenance programs are not expenses, rather good investments.
- Industry standard best practice guidelines include preventive maintenance programs.
Earlier detection of problems can allow you to catch small issues before they become big ones. No one can claim to be perfect at identifying electrical problems before they arise. A good preventative maintenance program, however, can help predict the imminent failure of equipment. The question then when deciding on the value of a preventative maintenance program is not the cost of the program but rather the return on the investment.
If you have more questions or are looking for ideas and more information on best practice electrical preventative maintenance programs give the experts at Thompson Automation and Specialty Services a call today. Given their 85+ years of experience as an electrical contractor, Thompson specializes in the development of custom electrical preventative maintenance programs for customers across the country. Thompson understands the importance of keeping facilities safe, efficient and operating at peak performance and can custom tailor a program for you.