Why preventative maintenance makes sense

When you invest valuable capital in your laundry, it pays to optimise performance, maintain hygiene and safety standards and extend the life of your equipment through preventative maintenance.

As the name suggests, preventative maintenance involves servicing your machinery according to a schedule set by the manufacturer – even when your machinery appears to be functioning as normal. The idea is to keep it that way and anticipate potential faults before they occur.

All industrial and commercial laundry equipment needs TLC in the form of routine maintenance if it’s to maintain performance standards over a period of time.

Preventative maintenance minimises costly laundry downtime and maximises the return on your investment when carried out in line with manufacturer recommendations. This is true for any machinery make or model.

Not only is preventative maintenance essential if your laundry is to comply with Australian Laundry Standards AS/NZS 4146:2000 (which state that preventative maintenance must be conducted to ensure safe operation of plant and equipment) – the list of other business benefits is compelling:

  • Ensure workplace safety
    Preventative maintenance can help your business avoid potentially life-threatening incidents such as flooding, fire hazards and electrical faults.
  • Maintain infection control
    Now more than ever, it’s essential to ensure your laundry adheres to rigorous standards of wash hygiene and disinfection. This is particularly true of the aged care, education and prison sectors, where groups of people congregating in close quarters can lead to outbreaks of disease. Richard Jay technicians will check your machinery is running at the correct temperature, and with the correct ratios of water and detergent.
  • Reduce costly downtime
    When machinery is out of order, your business suffers. Preventative maintenance can prevent disruptive outages before they occur.
  • Maximise performance
    Preventative maintenance conducted as scheduled by Richard Jay technicians will ensure your laundry cleanliness standards never slip.
  • Reduce your utility bills
    Over time, the energy and water efficiency of your equipment can be compromised if certain routine maintenance tasks are neglected. Preventative maintenance is a surefire way to guarantee optimum efficiency and minimum utility expenditure.
  • Extend the life of your machinery
    As any laundry equipment manufacturer will tell you, preventative maintenance is essential to preserve the longevity of your laundry. Machines that are not well maintained generally need to be replaced sooner.
  • Enjoy peace of mind
    Preventative maintenance and breakdown repair services are not the same thing. One can be stressful and costly. The other means sudden outages are much less likely to happen out of the blue. Look at preventative maintenance as a proactive, anticipatory approach to protecting your investment.
  • Meet your compliance obligations
    By adhering to a preventative maintenance schedule, your business has satisfied your compliance obligations under the Australian Laundry Standards.

Richard Jay is proud to provide industry leading preventative maintenance services for commercial clients across Australia, extending the life of their machinery with tailored preventative maintenance agreements (PMA).\

This service includes regular machinery component checks, maintenance operation checks, health and safety checks, instruction on equipment operation and condition and hygiene verification programs.

Speak to one of our friendly experts about a PMA that’s right for your business. Phone 1300 RICHARD (742 427).