Total Electrical Engineering maintenance covers all aspects of building testing, monitoring, repairs, and replacing defective equipment. our electrical maintenance division specialises in all aspects of planned and reactive services.
We can provide simple but effective maintenance to ensure the smooth running of your day to day business activities, with our experienced team of in-house electrical engineers, designers and customer-focused office staff, you can be assured that your requirements will be met, and you will be in safe and experienced hands from start to finish of the project.
Large scale commercial buildings and operations may have their own on-site electricians who manage the day to day issues, calling in our specialised commercial team when the issue is beyond the day-to-day running of the facility. Smaller facilities find it more financially economical to contact our team of electrical engineers for scheduled electrical maintenance and servicing.
It is vital for our clients to know that their premises are safe, compliant with legislation and functioning efficiently. The fundamental of this is a programme of Planned Preventative Maintenance. Of course, from time to time things can and do go wrong and it’s how you react that counts, with our prompt and effective response, is essential and will ensure that the impact on service and customer experience is kept to an absolute minimum.
What is the Difference between Planned Preventative Maintenance and Reactive Maintenance?
Maintenance is the action taken to keep something running or in good condition, but in a commercial business there is great value invested in processes running correctly, and hence maintenance is a very important factor.
Businesses rely heavily on processes and equipment operating efficiently and effectively and breakdowns can be costly in terms of repairs, but also in terms of lost production, wasted man hours, revenue, and loss of reputation. Maintenance also contributes to the longevity of equipment, so with a good maintenance program in place, if you maintain something it works for longer. And in a business sense, if you have invested capital in machinery or equipment, it is important that you maintain its condition to operate at its maximum capacity, which will ultimately mean that you will see a return on your investment.
Maintenance is important to commercial businesses and a failure to carry out important tasks can be very expensive, in this respect, there are two types of maintenance, which differ quite significantly, planned and reactive maintenance. At Total Electrical Engineering we would always recommend planned preventative maintenance where possible.
What is planned preventative maintenance (PPM)?
Planned preventative maintenance is a controlled programme of maintenance and inspections that is scheduled and agreed upon to be carried out on equipment over a specific period of time. This basically means that over a 12-month period you can schedule work to be done on equipment every 6 months or 3 months, to ensure that any parts are inspected, cleaned and if necessary replaced.
This type of preventative maintenance will help in controlling the shutdown period of equipment and will effectively help in preventing unexpected stoppages.
This also means that parts we know can wear or get clogged up can be replaced or cleaned before they become a problem that can lead to a breakdown. This not only prevents costly downtime, but ensures the equipment runs smoothly and at peak performance, it also means that we can accurately budget for our maintenance costs and we can predict what replacement parts will be needed and keep a stock of these with easy access.
What is reactive maintenance?
Reactive maintenance is repairs that are completed after equipment has already broken down, this is also called breakdown, or corrective maintenance. This is very much a reactive strategy where repairs are performed at the point when equipment fails. This is a far more costly approach for an organisation due to unplanned production downtime, damaged machinery, overtime and callout fees. Also, you don’t know if you will have the replacement parts available.
To a business, reactive maintenance can be costly and while unforeseen problems can always happen with equipment, even under a planned maintenance programme, it is always better to do everything you can to prevent known problems that are likely to occur.
Typical services would include:
- Periodic tests and inspections of all types of commercial & industrial installations.
- Remedial Specification & Installation
- Thermal imaging reports.
- Lighting and power installations, alterations and repairs.
- Emergency lighting installations, Monthly/Annual testing, repairs and asset lists.
- Fire Alarm, CCTV and Security Systems.
- Lightning protection systems inspections and reports.
Why Choose Total Electrical Engineering?
At Total Electrical Engineering, our customer services are second to none, utilising state of the art job and project management systems, with real time interaction enabling us to deliver a professional and reliable service, keeping our customers up to date and in compliance at all times, with a 24/7 support to minimise downtime and keep your business fully operational
For more information on our planned and reactive maintenance services, please contact us.