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Preventative maintenance

Focusing on preventative maintenance (PM) is an investment in APS

Because the positive “investment ratios” of preventive maintenance is indisputable, PM is one of M&O’s greatest strengths. It goes without saying but is worth shouting, the sooner an asset can be repaired, the less it will cost for general maintenance and the longer the system will last, saving costs during reliable use, and of course, the exorbitant cost of total replacement due to complete failure. PM provides the greatest return on investment (money, time, effort) and benefits to students. For New Mexico’s public schools between 2007 and 2013 (most recent findings), the costs per preventive maintenance work order decreased 40.51% and the cost per reactive work order decreased a spectacular 55.88%! As APS’ PM program has grown, breakdowns have become smaller and more manageable; large repairs have reduced dramatically; emergency calls have become fewer; and major repairs are now infrequent and less serious. Preventive maintenance work is saving time, natural resources, costs, as well as extending the lifecycle of equipment and systems.

This page was last updated on: November 1, 2018.