Unfortunately, companies and property owners still view planned preventative maintenance as a costly and unnecessary expense. Some go as far as to consider planned maintenance as a waste of time and resources.
It’s an easy mentally to understand. The average business owner is so distracted with immediate problems, that the issues of tomorrow are dealt with when they come around.
The “Let’s cross that bridge when we come to it,” rational is overused refrain when the topic of planned preventative maintenance comes up.
An average property management team implements a policy of reactive maintenance instead of planned maintenance.
When a part wears out, it’s replaced.
When a machine breaks down it’s fixed.
And when the regulatory required annual maintenance time rolls around, a system is maintained.
Most buildings chug along like this for years; lurching from one crisis to the next, and never really getting on top of the property’s maintenance needs.
Today we’re going to argue that the above method of management isn’t just ineffective, we are also going to argue that it is also unnecessarily expensive.