Commercial Property Series Part 2: Elevate Your Building’s Health with Our Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Elevate Your Building’s Health with Our Comprehensive Preventive Maintenance Checklist

A commercial building is like a living, breathing entity that requires regular check-ups to ensure it’s functioning at its optimal best. Did you know that preventive maintenance can reduce machinery and equipment breakdowns by up to 70%? While preventive maintenance is no new concept, it remains one of the most effective ways to extend your building’s lifespan and enhance its performance.

What is Preventive Maintenance?

In simple terms, preventive maintenance involves scheduled activities like inspections, servicing, or replacements aimed at preventing breakdowns and failures. The aim is to identify and address minor issues before they escalate into major, cost-consuming problems. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), every dollar spent on preventive maintenance can save you up to $4 on reactive maintenance. This can save you not just money but also invaluable time and resources.

The Four Pillars of Preventive Maintenance

According to “The Complete Guide to Preventive and Predictive Maintenance” (2003), a comprehensive preventive maintenance program rests on four pillars:

  • Engineering: The efficacy of your preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Economic: The cost-effectiveness of your maintenance activities.
  • People-Psychological: The preparedness and willingness of your maintenance staff.
  • Management: The alignment of your preventive maintenance program with your overall business strategy.

These pillars act as the foundation for any successful preventive maintenance program, ensuring you have a well-rounded approach.

Get Your Ultimate Preventive Maintenance Checklist

To help you get started, we’ve compiled an exhaustive checklist that you can tailor to your specific needs. The checklist delves into multiple aspects of your building’s maintenance needs, from lighting and safety to HVAC/R systems, the building interior and exterior, and even plumbing.

We can’t cover every single point here, but you’ll find detailed tasks under each category that should be carried out at regular intervals. These tasks are vital to maintaining not just the aesthetic appeal of your building but also its operational efficiency.

For your convenience, this comprehensive checklist is available for download in PDF format. Click here to get your copy.

Why Use a Checklist?

Using a preventive maintenance checklist ensures that you leave no stone unturned. Not only does it act as a guide for your maintenance crew, but it also serves as a record of all the maintenance work done, aiding in future audits and inspections.


Proactive management is better than reactive repairs. That’s the essence of preventive maintenance. With our extensive checklist, you will be armed with a reliable tool that makes your maintenance efforts both organized and effective.

Download the PDF, customize it according to your facility’s unique needs, and take a giant step towards a healthier, more efficient commercial building.

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