Don’t Forget Your HOUSEHOLD PM Schedules

By Kyle Muzny

It’s Summer, it’s hot, you may be traveling, the kids are asking to have a sleepover…so here’s a reminder that household PMs are important, too.

According to a study by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, preventive maintenance can save businesses up to 15% on maintenance costs. For homeowners, the savings can be even greater.

The engineers know this already, but if you happen to read this and don’t know what “PM” means, preventive maintenance is just the regular upkeep of your stuff to prevent breakdowns. This could mean things like cleaning and lubricating your appliances, inspecting your HVAC system, or flushing your water heater.

By doing these things on a regular basis, you can catch problems early and prevent them from getting worse. This can save you a lot of money in the long run, because you won’t have to pay for expensive repairs or replacements.

For example, a regular cleaning and tune-up of your appliances can extend their lifespan by up to 10 years. This means you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on replacement costs.

Or, a professional inspection and cleaning of your HVAC system can improve its efficiency by up to 15%. This can save you hundreds of dollars on your energy bills each year.

So, if you’re looking for a way to save money on your household expenses, preventive maintenance is definitely worth considering. It’s not always the most fun thing to do, but it can definitely pay off in the long run.

Here are some tips for saving money with preventive maintenance:

  • Create a maintenance schedule. This will help you stay on top of the tasks that need to be performed on a regular basis.
  • Use the right tools and supplies. Make sure you have the right tools and supplies on hand to perform the maintenance tasks safely and effectively.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The manufacturer’s instructions will provide you with the specific information you need to perform the maintenance tasks correctly.
  • Be proactive. Don’t wait until something breaks down before you perform maintenance. By being proactive, you can prevent breakdowns and save yourself money.

What do you think? Are you going to start doing preventive maintenance on your stuff?

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