Take care of your assets or be ready for a huge loss

As we all know, the majority of the products we consume have a certain lifespan, but this life depends on us, according to the way we treat them (use) and the maintenance we give them.

For example, a car with an average use can last over 10 years in top condition, if given constant maintenance. However, if it never took service will not reach four years without requiring major repair.

Take care of what we have is a culture, but the sadness is that it almost does not exist in many countries. We often see in many sectors that all they do is hide the damage with temporary repairs and poor quality parts or patches without actually fixing it.

This, rather than increasing the useful life of our property, prolongs its agony, plus create potential hazards that did not exist. It is convenient to illustrate this with an example, although dramatic, let us realize the magnitude of the problems that can cause: in a building, the concierge noticed the connection linking the gas tank with your pipe that was loose. He tried to unite with the tool when one of the metal bands that broke. He then used a piece of tape that was with him. That patch did not last more than a few days when the weather and the weight of the pipe made worse; gas leak explosion was huge and that resulted in tragic. If the gas tank had been properly maintained and periodic reviews, the tragedy would not have come. However, it does not exist in our world.

One thing is clear that the natural tendency of many of you reading this is to say that it is very difficult to pass them. They may be right, but who has not burned his plate or the TV after a botched repair? Who has not destroyed the engine of the car by not caring for oil level? Who has not had to change the water filter because of not cleaning it frequently? What company has not regretted not being able to put out a small outbreak of fire, not to have their extinguishers recharged properly?

Despite this, in fact, what should concern us is not what might happen if we are not properly maintaining our assets. We should care about proper conservation “look what we have .” Simply because it cost us a lot of work to get them, and we are interested in (or at least should interest) to last them a long time in proper condition.

It is true that maintenance can be seen as an expense, but ultimately, look what we have is a way to save, and if you are afraid of little expenses, then you should be ready for huge expenses and great loss in future. The saying can’t be false that “Prevention is better than cure.” You should always try to prevent the bad things to happen than repairing it later.