The Importance of Preventive Maintenance

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Having your refrigeration units functioning correctly is always important, but more so during the holidays. You need to have your systems up and running smoothly so that you can avoid issues during one of the busiest periods of the year.

While some businesses rely on reactive maintenance, which means that they only fix a piece of equipment when it breaks down, this strategy is not the right solution. After all, even if this might you save money on the regular maintenance of your refrigeration units, you may find yourself spending even more in the long run.

Less Expensive

This type of maintenance, which we specialise in, refers to the fact that you carry on maintenance tasks on a regular basis in order to avoid expensive repairs and fixes in the future. This means that you actually end up saving money by acting now rather than later.

While emergencies can, and do, still happen, as we deal with them regularly, it’s crucial you try everything in order to avoid them. Unplanned downtime can have more costs than you expect, such as idle employees, halting sales, spoiled produce…

Your business will save money with preventive maintenance, as efforts will be directed towards preventing equipment failure, and not respond to sudden issues, a typically cheaper process.

Lower Energy Bills

If you don’t carry on preventive maintenance, you risk higher energy bills than usual. After all, if your refrigeration unit is not working properly, it can cause running costs of 40% or more, due to faulty electrical components or overheating.

Improved Safety

When dealing with electric equipment it’s critical that systems are running without a problem. So, by ensuring that your units are operating under safe conditions, both for the users and the machines, you can make sure that any possible issues are nipped in the bud before they can cause any harm.

Healthier Store

If your refrigeration unit is no longer keeping your products cold or frozen, they can develop bacterial cultures, which can then lead to bad smells. Bacteria tends to thrive in places that are damp and dark, and they can also cause serious illnesses. Dirt particles that contain these organisms can be spread through the air as well, contaminating your products, employees, and shoppers.

Preventive maintenance is incredibly useful when it comes to saving you money down the line. Many business owners opt for this type of maintenance, as it can help them prevent serious issues and succeed in the long term – in order for this to happen, a long-term plan for the upkeep of refrigeration units is, therefore, essential.

At Paragon Temp we understand the importance of prevention versus emergency repairs, which can result in unwanted downtime and expensive bills. We also have many different products for you to choose from, meaning you’re sure to find the one that best suits your business.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today on 0131 210 0024 to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your equipment in top shape at all times!

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