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Is “Preventive” Maintenance Costing You Money?

Cory Bilyk
Publication date:
May 1, 2023
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the importance of preventive maintenance for condominium buildings and how it can save money in the long run. It highlights the difference between "Test and Inspect" style maintenance programs, which are cheaper but may not include all the necessary tasks recommended by manufacturers, and proactive preventive maintenance programs. The article compares building maintenance to maintaining a vehicle and emphasizes the need for customized and comprehensive preventive maintenance programs to extend the lifespan of mechanical systems and prevent emergency failures. The article encourages condominium boards to hold vendors accountable for performing proper preventive maintenance tasks and to prioritize the long-term benefits of preventive maintenance over short-term cost savings.


Preventive Maintenance, Condominium Buildings, Board of Directors, Maintenance Programs, Mechanical Systems, Manufacturer-Recommended Tasks, Proactive Maintenance, Reactive Maintenance, Equipment Lifespan, Efficiency, Accountability, Fiduciary Responsibility, Energy Use, Cost Savings.

Source Citation: 
Cory Bilyk
Is “Preventive” Maintenance Costing You Money?
May 1, 2023
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