The devastation caused by extreme weather can be widespread for both homes and businesses. Heavy rains, strong winds, and flooding can destroy buildings, damage property, and disrupt lives. When extreme weather hits, it’s important to be prepared in order to minimise damage.
Water damage from severe rainfall can have devastating consequences for properties, leading to an immediate demand for reactive maintenance. Pipes and plumbing are usually sturdy and built to last. However, when there is a lot of rain that saturates the ground, it can cause the ground to move. This can put stress on your plumbing and cause damage. Reactive maintenance in this case may involve looking after broken pipes, blockages, and roof leaks.
If your home is not built to channel rainwater away from the property, flooding can occur. This can create significant damage to your home and can also present health risks via stagnant water. As a part of reactive maintenance, a plumber may review and revise your drainage plan to avoid flooding.
Reactive maintenance plays a vital role in managing equipment breakdown. Many industries rely on efficient equipment maintenance to maintain equipment reliability. However, reactive maintenance is a suitable alternative, carrying out repairs only when the need arises. Some examples are:
- Food industry: Reactive maintenance of processing plants to ensure seamless food production.
- Electric power industry: Reactive maintenance of coal-fired, nuclear, hydroelectric, or geothermal power plants.
- Hospitality Industry: Reactive maintenance of hotels, restaurants, bars, and serviced apartments.
- Automobile Industry: Reactive maintenance of manufacturing facilities as well as assembly plants.
- Manufacturing: Reactive maintenance of facilities producing consumer products.
Vandalistic episodes can cause significant property damage. Reactive maintenance can help with repairs, including replacing broken windows and smashed lights, re-painting graffitied walls, and re-installing signage that has been bent or removed.