The technical meaning of maintenance involves functional checks, maintenance, repair or replacement of devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure and support services needed in industrial, commercial and residential facilities. Technically, repairs can also be considered maintenance work (corrective maintenance). However, the difference between repair and maintenance work is that repairs aim to restore functionality, while maintenance seeks to preserve functionality. Maintenance experts recommend devoting 80 percent of your resources to proactive maintenance and 20 percent to corrective repairs.
When used together in a sentence, the easiest way to differentiate between repair and maintenance is to think of “repair” as something that occurs after an asset suffers a failure, while “maintenance” generally refers to maintenance actions that are performed to keep assets in good working condition. operation. and try to avoid unexpected machine downtime. Those who are interested in using cloud-based maintenance platforms to organize, automate and streamline their maintenance work, do not hesitate to contact us if they have any questions.
Cloud-based maintenance tools, such as MaintainX CMMS, help organize, automate and streamline maintenance management, so you have more control over your department.