Any commercial business owner whose business fundamentally relies on refrigerated goods should know the importance of planned preventative maintenance and have a plan set in place. Especially when there are perishable goods at stake and customers to serve.
Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), also referred to as planned maintenance, is a pre-scheduled maintenance routine, set out to ensure that your HVAC and Refrigeration equipment is maintained and working efficiently at regular intervals.
Depending on your commercial refrigeration requirements and how many units you have, you may need either a yearly inspection or 2 site visits per year. What you may not realise is that, even if you think your refrigeration systems are in good working order, your units may be over-consuming energy which then leads to increased energy costs over time. So from our experience, it is advised to have your refrigeration systems regularly inspected and maintained.
Why do I need PPM?
At ADK, we understand the importance of early detection and repair of your commercial refrigeration equipment. Our PPM programmes ensure that your refrigeration equipment is always working efficiently, reducing the likelihood of a costly failure and repair in the future.
PPM is a proactive approach which helps to minimise partial or complete unit failure, thus minimising disruption to your business. By having a PPM check in place it can help prepare your business to avoid any costly disasters or repairs from a system failure.
So instead of waiting for your refrigeration equipment to break down and have an emergency team “reactively” repair the issue, PPM is considered as a preemptive insurance policy against catastrophic failures. In some cases, lack of maintenance inspections can lead to units becoming damaged beyond repair which can then lead to a costly and time-consuming interruption to business operations, not to mention an expensive repair or full replacement of the failed refrigeration unit.
The benefits of PPM:
- Reduction in Breakdowns
- Saves Costs for Reactive Callouts
- Improved Asset Life Cycle
- Remaining Legal & F-GAS Compliant
- Lower Energy Consumption
- Reduces Environmental Impact
- Less Customer / Employee Complaints
By undertaking some basic housekeeping tasks and signing up for a PPM contract you can protect your investment and ensure that you are always getting the best performance out of your commercial refrigeration units.
At ADK, planned preventative maintenance visits can be arranged with clients tailored to their personal requirements within a timescale to suit their business needs and budgets. Tailoring our works for minimal disruption to your schedule, we’ll ensure that your refrigeration unit is maintained and that your cooling system is always working to the best of its capabilities, as efficiently as possible.
When problems occur with your commercial refrigeration, you need to be able to rely on a company who can respond quickly to your breakdown, diagnose the problem and efficiently carry out repairs. If you have a broken commercial refrigeration unit that needs a repair service, our expert team of engineers will be able to assist you.
For more information about our refrigeration services, please get in touch with us today or call 0208 831 8900 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with anything you need. Alternatively, you can contact us to request an engineer and site survey.