Preventative Maintenance

Computer preventative maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative maintenance is something that most people take for granted. This is the same as you having a physical exam and having your eyes checked. If you are vigilant, you can head off potential disasters before they happen. Just like you can mitigate risk with a medical exam, you can do the same with preventative maintenance on your computers.  The majority of preventative maintenance can be performed remotely; however, there are some things that still need that personal touch. We can coordinate with you and your staff to make this process as painless as possible.  Give your computers that TLC that they need before it is too late.

    • How often do you clean the airways on your computers?  If air cannot flow through your computer, it can and will overheat.
    • How often do you run diagnostics on your computer to look for potential failing hardware?  Most hardware failures do not happen without early symptoms that serve as a warning.
    • Do you leave your laptop plugged into AC power all of the time?  Did you know that this will eventually ruin the battery and reduce the run time of the battery?  You need to run your laptop on battery power from time to time until it warns you that the battery needs to be charged.
    • Do you protect your computer with a UPS (battery backup device)?  If you do not, there is a very good chance that the next power outage or power surge could take your computer down.  If you do protect your computer with a UPS, when was the last time that you checked or replaced the batteries in that UPS?  UPS batteries usually last between 2.5 and 4 years before needing replaced.  You can call us to check your UPS(s) or you can maintain them yourself.  If you are going to do it yourself, we recommend that you take the UPS(s) to your local Batteries Plus store.