Planned preventative maintenance is often a taboo subject to owners and tenants of buildings.  The very words planned maintenance and especially preventative maintenance to many are words that simply spell unnecessary expense or at best represent a utopian state.

As a professional property maintenance business owner, while I can understand that in a recession this attitude can be prudent, it must only be a short term state of mind.

Preventative maintenance is just how it sounds, it prevents any minor issues developing into large and expensive ones and helps to ensure due diligence re the protection of your employees and the public alike.  Planned maintenance is simply the mechanism by which preventative maintenance can be allowed and budgeted for.

So the message behind this blog is one of caution and of a common sense approach between balancing the books short term and protecting those you are responsible for in the long term.