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Benefits of Preventive Maintenance vs. Corrective Maintenance

If your equipment breaks down, so does your business. Every equipment manager knows that ensuring proper maintenance and preventing downtime is a top priority. But what happens when that piece of equipment is out at a job site for a month, and you have no idea how long it ran or when the last maintenance was performed?

Most of the time proper routine maintenance is overlooked, leading to setbacks caused by major mechanical failures. If your company still waits until equipment fails to repair it, then you are wasting thousands of dollars that could be easily spared by preventive maintenance (a.k.a. preventative maintenance) strategies.

What is Corrective Maintenance?

Corrective maintenance is a maintenance task performed to resolve equipment failure and restore it to operational condition. This type of maintenance is the most commonly used approach and it occurs when routine check-ups fall through the cracks, leading to major mechanical problems. Corrective maintenance could cost thousands of dollars, not to mention if you end up having to replace the equipment what that cost would be.
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