Why You Should Audit Your Facilities

Most business owners (and even facility managers) don’t know as much as they should about the health of their biggest single asset: their facilities and equipment. In fact, it’s often the case that successful companies have faulty buildings holding them back from even more success.

With a thorough facility audit, however, business owners and facility management staff can organize more precise budgets, better direct fundraising efforts, and plan more accurately for the long-term.

What’s involved in a Facility Audit?

A comprehensive facility audit includes all relevant systems in a facility—from HVAC and electrical to water, septic, and safety systems. It can also address things like:

  • Needed technology updates
  • Energy conservation strategies
  • Accessibility management

Most audits also involve a review of regulatory compliance.

Parts of a Facility Audit

  • Scheduling and forecasting future asset replacement needs
  • An inventory of building assets
  • Suggested approaches for future and ongoing corrective measures
  • Energy conservation plans
  • National, state, and local regulatory compliance overviews

Time and Money Well-Spent

While all this auditing can seem overwhelming, it can be a lifesaver for your business. A provider simply needs to set up a structure for organizing and formalizing some processes and procedures.

The best defense is a good offense. Owners and facility managers who handle an audit in a proactive way will safeguard themselves and assure a seamless work environment while protecting their costly investments for years to come.

Want to know more about facility audits? Call a MaintenX representative today!