Ron McDowell, a resident, spearheaded a major refurbishment and was hired as the Maintenance Manager. He recognized the importance of a proactive preventive maintenance plan to restore and maintain the facility, preserve life safety, and prevent disasters.
To ensure his preventive maintenance plan would be followed, McDowell’s first step was to implement the best CMMS he could find. Limble was his first and only choice because, in his words, “We needed something that was simple, quick, and that we could control.” With Limble they were able to:
- Document their assets
- Schedule PMs
- Create event-based PMs for when storms occur
- Have a history of maintenance autosaved to one database
The initial reaction to Limble from the board, maintenance team, and tenants was shock at how quickly and comprehensively they were able to implement a preventive maintenance system. They had gone from being largely reactive, using information that resided in one individual’s head, to putting in place a plan that was documented, thorough, and rigorous in a short period of time.
As McDowell said, “After the implementation of Limble, we put in place a new process for maintaining the generators, we put in a process for maintaining the entire emergency power supply system, and put in place a disaster preparation plan. As a result, in 2020 during Hurricane Isaiah, we had all four generators fully operational during a power outage for the first time.”
“This is not a passive environment. We cannot be passive about our maintenance.”