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Business Insurance - Boiler and Machinery, Equipment Breakdown and Equipment Failure

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Machinery, it's wonderful to shut it all off and enjoy the simpler things in life...But, there's little to enjoy whenyour buildings' crucial systems such as boilers, air-conditioning, elevators and electrical equipment break down!

A preventative maintenance program is your best bet to help combat equipment breakdown. Start with Dominion of Canadas Preventative Maintenance Program found here - stop a problem before it escalates, saving you time and money.

Some key Equipment Failure Facts -

  • Most equipment failure is the result of human error. Have processes and procedures in place that help to ensure the correct use of equipment.
  • Trust your eyes and ears. Keep an eye open for an irregularities with machinery and listen for noises that don't sound right. If you detect something, call a licensed professional to have a look.
  • For equipment new and old, be sure to check with the manufacturer for their recommendations regarding the type and frequency of maintenance.
  • In addition to your annual checkup, make sure to get a service contract so you receive prompt emergency service for key equipment such as air conditioning.

For additional information and loss prevention tips, please click on any of the following -

Click here for tips on preventing equipment failure

To view our Heating Boiler Start-Up overview click here

As always for any questions about Equipment Breakdown coverage, premiums or risk management please do not hesitate to call any of the brokers at Guthrie Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Talk to the RIBO licensed and bonded professionals at Insureplus by Guthrie Insurance today!