Why Your Business Needs an Electrical Preventive Maintenance Program
Does your business have an Electrical Preventive Maintenance (EPM) program in place to keep its electrical system running efficiently and effectively?
If you answered “yes,” that’s great – keep it up! If you answered “no,” or you’re not quite sure what an EPM program is, here’s what it boils down to: It’s a regular check-up for your electrical system.
Electrical equipment failures account for millions of dollars in damage and lost business every year. Ironically, more than two-thirds of electrical system failures can be avoided by a routine EPM program. Why?
- The failure rate of electrical equipment is three times higher for components that are not part of a scheduled EPM program as compared with those that are.
- A planned EPM program allows you to schedule system outages at times that are convenient to your business rather than having to correct major problems resulting from an always-untimely failure.
- An effective program will reduce equipment failure and unplanned down time. For this alone, the time and effort to establish, implement and maintain an effective program has proven to be well worth the effort.
In general, preventive maintenance check-ups should be conducted once every three years by a qualified electrician, such as Fab Electric. Ultimately, though, these activities should be scheduled based on the condition of the equipment, historical information concerning the equipment and the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Some locations may require more frequent maintenance due to the physical environment or the operational nature of the electrical equipment. For example, harsh environments with excessive moisture or dust would warrant a more frequent EPM program. Similarly, consider more frequent programming for equipment that is essential for continued operation.
Call us for details on our Preventative Maintenance Programs, an inspection, or for other electrical services at (301) 622-6979 or visit http://www.fabelectric.com/.