Planned Preventative Maintenance

Planned Preventative Maintenance

The Proactive Approach to Drain Care

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) is a proactive approach to managing drainage systems.  Aimed at preventing issues, minimizing the risk of failures, and ensuring the long-term functionality of the drainage infrastructure. It involves regular inspections, maintenance, and cleaning of drainage systems based on a predetermined schedule, rather than waiting for problems to occur before taking action.

The benefits of Planned Preventative Maintenance

  1. Scheduled Inspections: Regular inspections are conducted on drainage systems to identify any signs of deterioration, blockages, or potential issues. These inspections are typically carried out at fixed intervals, ensuring that any emerging problems are detected early.
  2. Preventive Cleaning: Scheduled cleaning helps prevent build-up of debris, sediment, and pollutants that can lead to blockages and reduced flow capacity. Regular cleaning improves the efficiency and functionality of the drainage system.
  3. Debris and Pollution Control: Drainage systems are susceptible to accumulating debris and pollutants, such as litter, oil, and sediment. PPM includes measures to control and remove these contaminants.  Reducing the risk of environmental pollution and drainage system failures.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness: By addressing drainage issues proactively, PPM reduces the likelihood of emergency repairs and costly remediation work. Preventing problems before they escalate saves money in the long run.
  5. Reduced Disruptions: Regular maintenance helps avoid sudden and unexpected drainage failures, minimizing disruptions to infrastructure, properties, and public spaces.
  6. Improved Lifespan: Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of drainage infrastructure, reducing the need for premature replacements and supporting sustainable asset management.
  7. Public Safety and Health: A well-maintained drainage system contributes to public safety by reducing the risk of flooding, water stagnation, and waterborne diseases.

In conclusion

Planned Preventative Drainage Maintenance is an essential strategy for effective drainage system management. By adopting a proactive approach to inspection, cleaning, and maintenance, drainage systems can function optimally, provide reliable services, and avoid costly emergencies.

To set-up a PPM contract with Subscan UDS you can simply email with your enquiry. Alternatively contact our Leeds office on 0344 499 5220 or email our Midlands office on 0344 967 2332.