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How To Reduce Downtime

This is the first of a three-part series that will examine the causes of downtime and show you exactly how you can reduce it.

You own a lot of capital equipment. And let’s face it: if it’s not running, you’re losing revenue and profits. Hotsy Cleaning Systems knows downtime is what keeps you up at night — and we can show you exactly how to prevent it.

But first, it’s important to know the three causes of downtime:
     1. Equipment is down.
     2. You don’t have operators to operate the equipment.
     3. You don’t have the orders to warrant running it.

Let’s tackle the first cause of downtime: equipment is down. Here are three ways you can prevent that from happening — and how cleanliness can help you do it:

  1. Inspections: When you use a pressure washer, you’re focused on the area you’re cleaning. You’ll see things that’ll alert you to potential problems, like leaks, damage, and broken welds — and you’ll remove the oil and grime that cover up real problems. Take the opportunity to address these issues before they turn into major downtime. And if you’ve got an over-the-road fleet, DOT inspectors will pass your vehicles more quickly if they’re clean.
  2. Preventive maintenance: Cleanliness will ensure preventive maintenance is done quickly and effectively. It’s vital that you perform preventive maintenance on clean equipment.
  3. Operator pride: Keep your equipment clean and you’ll promote operator pride. When your equipment is clean, operators will take better care of the equipment and will be more productive.

Keep checking back — we’ll be talking about the other two causes of downtime and showing you how cleanliness can help you address them. We know you want to get the job done right and keep the profits coming. Hotsy Cleaning Systems can get you there. Trust us. We know clean.