Is Preventive Maintenance Worth It?
10 December, 2021 by
Is Preventive Maintenance Worth It?
Charlie Leib

As the old adage says, you need to spend money to make money. But just as true is that you need to spend money to save money in the long run.

 First, you really need to ask yourself, “Are you a proactive or reactive person?” Proactive people like to address issues before they happen, doing what’s necessary in time and cost to keep things running smoothly in the hopes their efforts will prevent issues, often much more costly, down the road. Reactive people tend to be more common and often wait until there is an issue before they address it, not wanting to spend money they see as unnecessary for working equipment. The latter mindset can, most times, come with a much higher price tag in the long run.

 Transitioning from a reactive to a proactive strategy is not easy. It literally makes a person work an entirely different way…it’s kind of like going from being a couch potato to someone who starts eating right and exercising on a daily basis. It’s a big change, but the end result is worth it in many ways.

 All facility managers want their equipment to work correctly when necessary, and also want to save the company money at the same time. A preventive maintenance plan keeps equipment operating efficiently and increases your bottom line not necessarily in the short term, but most definitely in the long run by helping avoid large and costly repairs down the road. It’s generally accepted that reactive maintenance will cost a business three to four times more than a preventive maintenance program.

There are multiple benefits to preventive maintenance, all of which result in better operations and saved money for your business, including:

  1. Helps keep equipment operating efficiently longer

  2. Helps optimize the reliability, efficiency, brightness and lifetime of your projector

  3. May be necessary if a component is under warranty; otherwise a reactive plan may void the warranty altogether (and be aware that both preventative and reactive repairs may need to be performed by a certified technician so as to not void the warranty)

Beyond the costs to equipment if not maintained properly, downtime for a theatre under emergency maintenance can be a killer to your profit margins. Every hour and every day that your theater’s auditoriums aren’t open is a loss to your company. Not only are customers not walking in the door, but you have idle employees wanting to work, but can’t.

Then there’s the possible overtime being paid to qualified technicians who may have to come in on weekends or off hours to fix a problem, or problems, that could have been avoided by simple and routine preventive maintenance measures. Overnighting parts is also not cheap, and with today’s questionable supply chains and delivery disruptions, overnight delivery sometimes could take two or three days…or more

Your theatre’s reputation? Yes. If you continually have emergency maintenance affecting your day-to-day operations, that could prove frustrating to your customers who may get fed up and take their business to another theatre that is not routinely putting up signs such as “Excuse Our Mess” or “Theatre Closed for Maintenance”.

A preventive maintenance program makes the disruption of operations either non-existent, or at the very least kept to an affordable minimum.

This is where CES+ can help.

“We at CES+ know the value of preventive maintenance, and we want to work with our customers to put such plans in place that are not cookie cutter, but devised precisely for their specific needs,” explained (CES+ official). “From equipment to software, from on-site to remote maintenance, we have the ability to help in any way that is most beneficial to your specific operation.”

For Services, Equipment and Project info: call 305.232.8182 or email

Is Preventive Maintenance Worth It?
Charlie Leib 10 December, 2021
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