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|Deferred Maintenance (DM)
Also referred to as "backlog maintenance" or "demand maintenance".
An accumulation of projects that have been postponed because of perceived lower priority status than those completed with available funds.
ImpactsSome of the impacts of excessive levels of deferred maintenance are listed below:
Some of the primary causes of deferred maintenance can be identified as follows:
Listed below are some action steps to be considered in relation to the process of managing the backlog of deferred maintenance:
DM is a reality for most buildings and some amount is considered reasonable.
Deferred maintenance can be measured and quantified using a variety of techniques, including:
Gradual increase in DM
Changing levels of deferred maintenance over time can be analyzed through some of the following concepts:
A. Prioritization. Some of the techniques for prioritization of the deferred maintenance are summarized below:
Reinvestment is required to address the DM. Listed below are some strategies in this regard:
Fig. Various samples of the result of deferred maintenance.
Fig. Excessive vegetation growth on roof.
Fig. Deferred maintenance tasks show as "red" in the distribution of task status across the annual maintenance program.
Fig. Excessive vegetation staining on exterior facade.
Fig. Collateral water damage to ceiling tiles due to leak from overlying mechanical or roof asset.
Fig. Condition drift of certain facilities represented on a scatter plot.
Fig. I. Care spins the wheel of misfortune to determine the consequences of deferred maintenance.
Fig. I. Care is nervous because he knows that there are surprises (in the form of a roller coaster ride) if the owners continue to be reactive in their planning.
Fig. I. Care is trying to avert the cascading effect of deferred maintenance in his building.
Fig. I. Care is attempting to slow down or reserve the sands of time so that he can undo the deferred maintenance. A futile but valiant attempt.
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