Underestimating the need for timely service of your machinery is affecting your productivity to the limits you cannot begin to imagine. Looks like construction companies have taken the age-old adage “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”, a little bit too seriously. Well, probably all except, ‘ New Town Engineering Pte Ltd ’.
Do you also find yourself asking the question, why should I get it serviced when there is nothing wrong with it? Well, I will tell you, just stay tuned!
Benefits of Maintenance
Keeps equipment running efficiently
New machines are in optimal shape, they run efficiently, and they have maximum productivity. Now, the definition of efficiency and productivity may differ from people to people, but you have to accept the fact that new equipment runs like a perfectly oiled machine, right?
Now, we all know when machine is efficient, projects are finished right in time or sometimes before the time too. So maintaining that new-like condition of your machine is important so that your efficiency does not suffer.
Because we all know when efficiency suffers, results suffer too.
Small problems grow bigger over time
Now, this is something we all have witnessed, little problems grow over time and things just don’t work like they used to. But since their effect on our job is not much so we continue and sometimes even make adjustments so that we keep getting the same kind of performance from that slowly deteriorating machine. Now, this might seem to you the perfect way of getting the job done, but in this way, you yourself are slowly decreasing the life of your machine and you don’t realise when your ‘perfect’ machine would become the biggest headache in your life.
Fixing big problems is way more expensive
You think about the servicing cost too much, but what you sometimes fail to realise is that the bigger your problem goes, the more money you have to spend getting it repaired. And bigger the problem, it is natural that more recurring your headaches would be.
Big problems increased the hours of your downtime, and more the hours you remain downtime, more behind the schedule you keep getting. Now you have to spend more time than you expected in completing the project, that means you have to pay more money to your employees than you originally promised.
And at this point, all you want to do is get the machine to run as soon as possible, but at this stage, it becomes difficult to predict if it will ever run. Why reach to this stage?