All equipment, whether at home or in a business setting, must be kept in reliable working order so that it can perform its intended function without giving problems to the user.
Regular or recurring usage of any equipment does do a number on its wear-and-tear and requires routine maintenance for upkeep. Routine maintenance should always be planned with a focus on keeping material in a serviceable condition and preventing future problems. Neglecting to do so will adversely affect productivity and your pocket.
Ideally, nothing should break down with well-planned routine maintenance, but sometimes corrective repair work will be needed to rectify technical or mechanical faults that may have developed due to prolonged or incorrect usage of the equipment. Corrective maintenance is always reactive and happens only when equipment goes wrong and needs to be fixed.
In the eventuality that malfunctioning older hardware may cost more to repair and run than it would invest in a newer replacement, you will have to do the calculations and decide what will eventually prove more cost-effective for you. Better yet, contact an expert who would weigh-in all the relevant factors and gives you a professional assessment.
The type of actions and resources needed for keeping your equipment in good repair will definitely vary; we have the expertise, so call us for services or guidance.