In the facility management industry, maintenance is crucial for business. The most commonly used strategy is preventative maintenance. But in an emergency, you must carry out corrective maintenance, so keep reading for more information.
Defining corrective maintenance
Corrective maintenance is performed on a system after a malfunction or issue arises. Some failures are unpredictable, making corrective maintenance the only solution, while others may result from a lack of preventive maintenance.
Corrective maintenance eliminates the need to plan, which leads to cost savings since preventive maintenance strategies are no longer necessary, but we do not recommend this.
Disadvantages of the corrective maintenance system
It is important to note that corrective maintenance can cause operational disruptions and prevent timely service delivery.
Less control over costs
Corrective maintenance can occur anytime, challenging decision-makers to allocate financial resources efficiently. Unexpected failures can result in high costs that can affect business ventures.
Increased overall costs
Regular maintenance and repairs save money in the long run, while a lack of proper maintenance accelerates equipment degradation and inefficiency. This degradation may adversely affect the business and its ability to provide quality service to clients.
Unexpected risk of downtime
For many businesses, equipment failures can significantly affect their success. Neglecting proper maintenance can result in production interruptions, creating an unsafe environment and potentially damaging an organization’s reputation. Unexpected downtime can be costly for businesses in terms of lost revenue and damaged reputation.
Some examples of corrective maintenance include:
- resolving service interruptions
- repairing broken pipes,
- replacement of worn-out filters,
- repair of damaged vehicles.
These are just a few examples.
Any unplanned maintenance to return faulty equipment to a functional state can be considered corrective maintenance.