Reactive maintenance is the process of repairing assets to standard operating conditions after poor performance or breakdown. It is a general term to refer to any maintenance carried out in response to damage or breakdown. We can assist you with all building repair and restoration and also with repair and restoration of all mechanical, electrical and decorative assets within your buildings.
It is recommended that reactive maintenance isn't your sole maintenance strategy in place for equipment repairs, it's often not sustainable in the long run. For essential assets, it's a good idea to implement a mix of routine, preventative, and reactive maintenance strategies.
Benefits of reactive maintenance
Lower upfront costs
If you don't typically invest in any type of preventative maintenance strategy for your assets it is undeniable that you will save some money upfront. It is worth mentioning though, that running a business using reactive maintenance alone, without any type of preventative maintenance strategy in place, can be extremely costly for your business in the long run.
Fewer staff members needed
If you are primarily concerned with responding to accidents and breakdowns when they occur, this also means that you will likely have a smaller group of staff to run and manage equipment. Preventative maintenance typically requires at least one or two employees who do weekly and monthly inspections to spot potential problems in advance, which results in paying extra salaries
No planning time necessary
Preventative maintenance requires planning, and often allocates equipment downtime for inspections, part replacements, etc. Reactive maintenance means no planning, no scheduling, and no equipment downtime up front. Do plan on unexpected downtime should equipment fail in the future, though.