Preventive maintenance is a strategy of proactive maintenance that keeps assets in optimal condition and reduces unscheduled repairs. Preventive maintenance is implemented with the objective of increasing asset lifetime and preventing untimely breakdown. This includes working to avoid printers from becoming unusable, software from becoming ineffective, or office environments from becoming too hot because of A/C issues. Preventive maintenance essentially combats anything that would put the workforce on hold or call the company's reputation into question. But how do you implement preventive maintenance effectively? Below, we will discuss some specifics about how to get the most out of this valuable strategy.