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Is Preventative Maintenance Worth It?
Posted in Best Practices,  Productivity,
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” At least that’s how the old saying goes. But with today’s cleaning machines being more reliable and durable than ever, is preventative maintenance worth it?
Let’s take a look at the actual business value of preventative maintenance for your floor cleaning machines. After reading about the benefits, you can judge for yourself whether preventative maintenance is right for you.
The Business Value of Preventative Maintenance
- Maximize Equipment Uptime
Nothing is more frustrating (and costly) than a machine that won’t work when you need it. Keeping up with preventative maintenance helps you stay ahead of regular wear and tear on the floor cleaning machine and avoid unexpected breakdowns and downtime.
- Boost Labor Efficiency
If an autoscrubber isn’t working, your staff can’t clean efficiently — and may get stuck troubleshooting the machine. So ensuring machine uptime is a solid way to drive labor efficiency.
- Protect Your Investment & Increase ROI
Regularly scheduled checkups and planned maintenance help prevent breakdowns and keep normal wear and tear from turning into more significant damage. This protects your investment in your cleaning equipment, extending machine life and increasing your ROI.
- Additional Cost Savings
On top of the cost savings realized from increased uptime, labor efficiency, and machine ROI, most planned maintenance plans offer exclusive discounts and priority access to parts. And avoiding unexpected breakdowns means avoiding the need for expensive last-minute equipment rentals
- Ensure Critical Outcomes of Clean
Preventative maintenance supports the full value of clean for your organization. By protecting automatic floor scrubber uptime, planned maintenance helps you ensure cleaning performance that creates the foundation for a healthy, safe environment and a glowing reputation.
- Peace of Mind
This may not be a measurable business value. But preventative maintenance gives you and your team valuable confidence that your cleaning equipment will be ready when you need it. You also get the peace of mind that unexpected breakdowns won’t create cleaning risks — or sink your operational budget.
The Advantage of TennantTrue® Planned Maintenance
The value above adds up quickly, and most savvy facility managers recognize that the scale tips heavily in favor of investing in planned maintenance. The next question is who will do the maintenance? Some organizations handle all maintenance in-house, but most don’t have the internal resources or expertise to make that an efficient option. A wide range of local, regional, and national third-party service providers promise quality service. But here’s the thing: There’s a reason you’ve chosen to purchase Tennant cleaning equipment. TennantTrue service plans bring Tennant’s commitment to quality, reliability, and results — value that begins on day one and lasts the lifetime of your machine:
- TenanntTrue Expertise
Our factory-trained technicians have deep knowledge of all Tennant equipment and the expertise to make recommendations to protect the uptime and health of your machine.
- TennantTrue Parts
TennantTrue parts are designed for peak performance and ensure 100% compatibility between parts and machines, removing any chances of damage caused by parts that do not fit.
- TennantTrue Responsiveness
Your dedicated technicians are always one step ahead of your preventative maintenance needs. But our commitment goes beyond planned visits. Our unparalleled network of technicians are on-call and ready to help when you need us.
Visit the TennantTrue service page to learn more about how you can start protecting uptime and labor efficiency, maximizing your machine lifespan, and driving your critical cleaning outcomes with the confidence of a planned maintenance service plan.
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