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The technical meaning of maintenance involves functional checks, servicing, repairing or replacing of necessary devices, equipment, machinery, building infrastructure, and supporting utilities in industrial, business, governmental, and residential installations. Over time, this has come to include multiple wordings that describe various cost-effective practices to keep equipment operational; these activities take place either before or after a failure.


There are several Types of Maintenance:


Preventive maintenance (PM)

 Is "a routine for periodically inspecting" with the goal of "noticing small problems and fixing them before major ones develop." Ideally, "nothing breaks down."

The main goal behind PM is for the equipment to make it from one planned service to the next planned service without any failures caused by fatigue, neglect, or normal wear (preventable items), which Planned Maintenance and Condition Based Maintenance help to achieve by replacing worn components before they actually fail. Maintenance activities include partial or complete overhauls at specified periods, oil changes, lubrication, minor adjustments, and so on. In addition, workers can record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause system failure.


Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)

Planned preventive maintenance (PPM), more commonly referred to as simply planned maintenance or scheduled maintenance, is scheduled maintenance for an area or piece of equipment. Specifically, planned maintenance is a scheduled service visit carried out by a competent and suitable Company, to ensure that an item of equipment is operating correctly and to therefore avoid any unscheduled breakdown and downtime.

The key factor as to when and why this work is being done is timing, and involves a service provider that provides a services contract.

Planned maintenance is preplanned, and can be date-based, based on equipment running hours, or on level of use. Having a competent company help to put together a maintenance plan for your community’s amenities is crucial to the life of said amenities.


Emergency Maintenance (EM)

This form of maintenance is used when something happens that requires maintenance. This may involve the amenity or area to be shut down for repairs which may lead to frustration to the residents. It is best to have a Preventative Maintenance plan put together to avoid having things breakdown un-duly.

In the case of an emergency, contact Alden Contracting & Services to provide a Quick Response and a Quality Repair. We also have a 24 hour (after hours) line that can be contacted at any time.


Please contact Alden Contracting & Services for all Maintenance needs throughout your community.

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