Here’s a kernel of wisdom we’ve come to appreciate over the years:
If you don’t schedule time for maintenance, your compressed air equipment will schedule it for you.
At Air Solutions Canada, we’re big proponents of preventative maintenance programs.
Even the best equipment will eventually break down if it’s not properly maintained. Too often, breakdowns from neglect tend to be the most costly to repair. That’s not even taking into account the costs associated with your plant being down or having to set up rental equipment during the repair period.
We encourage our clients to think of preventative maintenance the same way they think about maintaining a vehicle.
Do you replace your tires when the treads start to wear, or do you wait until you have a blowout on the highway? Do you replace your oil every 5,000 kilometres, or do you wait until your car is belching blue smoke?
But nobody likes paying for things we don’t think we need. We get that. Maintenance plans can often seem costly and unnecessary. After all, if your machine is running smoothly today, why spend money on it?
At Air Solutions Canada, we’ve provided turnkey industrial compressed air solutions since 1997. In that time, we’ve serviced thousands of compressed air systems in facilities across the GTA and throughout Southwestern Ontario. We see the benefits of regular preventative maintenance and the pitfalls of neglect on a daily basis. That’s why we offer preventative maintenance plans for our customers.
Preventative Maintenance FAQs
Saving money is a given when preventative maintenance is performed on time by qualified staff using quality parts and lubricants. Yes, you will need to spend money on parts and labour, but we encourage you to consider this a relatively small investment to reduce the risk of downtime, which is usually exponentially more costly.
Here are some of the specific results of an air compressor breakdown.
- Lost production
- Compressor rental fees (including hook up)
- Rush shipping
- Emergency repair costs
- Hasty decision making
- Catastrophic failure, beyond economic repair
- Unbudgeted/unplanned replacement costs
- Panic & stress - It’s hard to put a dollar value on these, but you know the toll they take
Remember, We’re in this Together.
We could certainly come in and recommend a replacement for every broken down, poorly maintained piece of equipment we come across with a shiny new model. When the efficiency savings outweigh the costs, we definitely do that. But ultimately, we’d rather sell you a new compressor because your business and not because your current compressor broke down.
Our aim is to partner with you to help you maximize the life and efficiency of your compressed air equipment, decreasing the cost of ownership. A proper preventative maintenance plan will reduce your total cost of ownership and keep your operation humming, without any nasty or expensive surprises along the way. That’s better for your company and for ours in the long run.
Get in touch if you'd like to set up a preventative maintenance plan for your compressed air system. You won't regret it.