What Is Deferred Maintenance?

Deferred maintenance is an all-too-common issue facing Facilities Managers. Putting off a renovation or system overhaul in a facility might seem like the easy choice for the inexperienced, but deferred maintenance can wreak havoc on your facility by swelling costs, increasing equipment downtime, and otherwise hindering efficient function. Facilities Managers wrestling with deferred maintenance concerns must therefore make timed maintenance decisions carefully.

What Is Deferred Maintenance?

Simply put, deferring maintenance on a building and its assets is suspending or delaying upkeep due to a lack of financial resources.

Lack of funding for routine maintenance can lead to high repair and replacement costs in the future. This problem is further magnified when maintenance is deferred to meet a business’s other financial necessities.

Common Reasons Maintenance is Deferred:

  • Lack of required staff
  • Workers do not have the technical expertise to carry out maintenance
  • Maintenance would interfere with business operations
  • Necessary parts are not readily available

New Systems Simplify Maintenance

These days, many facility systems are more intuitive than before. Smart buildings, for example, can pinpoint potential failures before they happen. This streamlines resource allocation and allows you to more efficiently address maintenance requirements.

Reduce Deferred Maintenance

Deferred maintenance can become a money pit if not resolved quickly. Make sure your facility takes maintenance very seriously.

If you’d like to know more about the importance of routine repairs, look no further than the maintenance experts at MaintenX. Give us a call today!