Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

Your fitness amenities were utilized and might have been misused by a large number of clients. Therefore, it only makes sense that you would want to get your equipment checked for both function and safety. But beyond a one-time check-up by a service technician, you need to consider a regular preventive maintenance contract. Your equipment, whether new or old, has to be examined and monitored by a pro on a regular basis, whether that be monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually. Someone who can gauge the starting point of an equipment’s failure based on its repair history and mileage (in the case of a treadmill or bike). Only with consistent visits is that possible. That can only happen with regular visits.

There are two common errors that property managers make that end up costing them money. That is a lot of information to take in, but let’s just take a look at the two specific mistakes that is the reason why clients have decided they don’t need or want a preventative maintenance contract.

Break-fix approach. Some property managers like to believe that simply fixing a machine when it malfunctions is cheaper or better. NO. The data does not support that. And later in the year, it can ruin your fitness center’s finances.

The accumulation of even seemingly unimportant dirt and dust can cause costly malfunctions. Even though a PM visit involves much more than just cleaning, let’s assume that was all the fit experts did when they came in and thoroughly cleaned every item. You will still save a lot of money on repairs as a result. The accumulation in vents or valves will cause the motor, console, or another device to become clogged and burn out. The device will turn off. Add up the cost of several of those diagnostic service calls and the repairs that they entail. That amounts to many hundred bucks for each computer. Contrast that to a fair contract rate for project management services. The PM contract will almost always be your best financial option.

Using a warranty as an excuse to skip maintenance. Or “I don’t require maintenance because everything is covered by my warranty for x years.” First of all, this is the same fallacious thinking as the one above, but there may be an even deeper misunderstanding at play here.

Validate your warranty; every manufacturer of equipment makes the appropriate use and maintenance of the equipment a condition of the warranty. Check it out today on their website; it’s out there in the first or second paragraph, not tucked away in the fine print. Most will make it clear that “frequent maintenance” is required or the guarantee risked being void. It will be available in any language.

Definitely, all warranties include that term. Let’s say that your car is still covered under warranty. Any issue you experience that wasn’t brought on by an accident is covered. Absolutely free. However, you cannot go two years without checking or changing the oil and then replacing a burned-out motor for nothing.

Choosing a Preventative Maintenance is a Preferred Option.

Preventive maintenance contracts are available here at Premier Fitness Service. We are an experienced company with qualified fit experts that are familiar with the service and maintenance of all the major brands of fitness equipment. Please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any inquiries regarding what goes on in PM services or if you are interested in receiving a proposal for services at your location.


Written by: Joy Rosales

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