Our Blog

Articles, Reviews and Technical Alerts

The importance of Proactive PC and Server Maintenance

Tim Summers

Have you ever purchased a car and then neglected to change the oil, rotate the tires, or wash and wax the exterior?  Hopefully, your answer is “No” because you understand the importance of proactively maintaining your vehicle to extend its lifespan. 

Planned preventive maintenance is just as important for
your Windows computers, laptops and servers as it is for your vehicle!

Advantages of Computer Maintenance Include:
Advantages of planned, recurring, preventive maintenance and inspection include:

  1. Opportunity for earlier detection of computer issues
  2. Helps protect against computer viruses and malware
  3. Helps reduce chance of data loss
  4. Typically reduces number of day-to-day service calls
  5. Optimizes the speed and operation of your Windows computers

Which computers should be regularly inspected?
We recommend scheduling a regular, recurring maintenance inspection for any servers, workstations and laptops that are key to the operation of your business.  For example:

  • Accounting computers / laptops
  • Manager computers / laptops
  • Business owner computer / laptop
  • Any other computer or laptop that performs an important function in your business.

How often is maintenance performed
This depends on the criticality of your computer(s) and your desired budget. Server maintenance is typically scheduled monthly or quarterly (no less than quarterly). PC and laptop maintenance can vary from monthly, quarterly or even semi-annually depending on that computer’s importance to your business.

How does Diversified Computer schedule maintenance?
Server maintenance is typically performed outside regular business hours, either during an evening or over a weekend.  PC and laptop maintenance is performed during the work week however we coordinate with the computer user to find a time that is least disruptive to their productivity.

How much does computer maintenance cost?
The cost for preventive maintenance will vary depending on: 

  • How many Windows PCs, laptops and servers you wish to maintenance
  • How often you wish to have maintenance performed
  • The age of the servers / computers / laptops.

Contact us to learn more and for pricing!

About Tim Summers

Tim Summers is a long-time nerd and the owner of Diversified Computer Solutions, Inc. Tim has built a reputation within the Dayton, Ohio area as an honest and reliable computer consultant who blends sound business principles with quality technical advice and service. Tim spends most of his waking hours in front of a computer and some of his sleeping hours as well. Currently, Tim splits his time between providing I.T. support services, building websites, and trying to train a high energy Dachshund mix named Gizmo.

Computer Preventive Maintenance Dayton, Ohio

Dayton and Miami Valley Better Business Bureau, A+ Rating
Vandalia Ohio Chamber of Commerce Member
DELL Premier Partner, Computer Hardware and Software
Microsoft Partner Logo
Google Workspace Logo
Avast Anti-Virus
Carbonite Registered Partner, Remote Backup
eVault from Carbonite, Remote Backup
Wathguard Firewall Routers and Security Appliances
Sonicwall Firewall Routers and Security Appliances
Business Networking International (BNI), Referral Group