Preventive Maintenance

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Preventive maintenance is regularly scheduled repair and maintenance needed to keep building components, such as heating/ventilation/air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, roofs, plumbing, and electrical systems, operating efficiently and to extend their useful life. Preventive maintenance includes periodic inspections, lubrication, calibrations, and equipment replacement. Replacing filters in an air-handling unit on a regular basis is an example of preventive maintenance.

Effective preventive maintenance is a planned approach designed to avoid equipment breakdowns and prevent minor problems from escalating into major ones. By contrast, emergency and corrective maintenance occur when equipment fails, typically requiring more time and resources to correct problems.

(Preventive Maintenance for Local Government Buildings: A Best Practices Review April, 2000)

Preventive Maintenance Staff

Harlan Coats, Preventive Maintenance Program Supervisor

Loren Davis, Maintenance Worker

Martin Thiele, Maintenance Worker

Harry Abajian, Maintenance Worker