By Rika Lashley, PE

You’re lying awake at night—or maybe having nightmares—worrying about not having the right maintenance plan in place. You’ve heard a million times that proactive planning is the way to go. But if you take the time to create a plan, will it provide you with better sleep? The short answer is yes.

There are several things you can do today to establish a better maintenance-cost tracking system. If you start simple, stick to your plan, and consistently keep track of your data, your maintenance plan will not only provide you with a better night’s sleep but also the information needed for future facility upgrades.