Maintenance vs Repair: What's the Difference?

Maintenance and repair are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings. Maintenance involves functional checks, maintenance, repair or replacement of devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure and support services needed in industrial, commercial and residential facilities. On the other hand, repairs are actions taken to restore functionality after an asset has suffered a failure. Maintenance experts recommend devoting 80 percent of your resources to proactive maintenance and 20 percent to corrective repairs.Cloud-based maintenance tools, such as MaintainX CMMS, can help you organize, automate and streamline your maintenance work.

This way, you can have more control over your department and try to avoid unexpected machine downtime. If you're interested in using cloud-based maintenance platforms to manage your maintenance work, don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.