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(Normal) Wear-and-Tear

Gradual physical deterioration of an asset from age, use, and/or weathering. The reduction in the value, loss or sustained deterioration of an asset resulting from normal use and the passage of time, without any damage from negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse.  


Assessment Questions

Which of the following best describes the state of an old colour-faded carpet?
  • Question Type: Multiple choice
  • Question Text: Choose the best response to the question
  • One or multiple answers: One answer only.
  • General feedback: Fading of finishes/colours occurs naturally and is therefore considered normal wear-and-tear rather than deferred maintenance. The organization has not been neglectful. On the other hand, however, if the carpet seams were unravelling and causing trip and fall hazards or spills were left unattended, then the organization is negligent.
      Choice 1:  Normal wear-and-tear of the carpet
  • Grade: 100% (correct answer)
  • Feedback: Yes it is. Good job!
      Choice 2:  Deferred maintenance of the carpet
  • Grade: none (incorrect answer)
  • Feedback: Oops, you might want to re-read the try that question again.
      Choice 3:  Obsolescence of the carpet
  • Grade: none (incorrect answer)
  • Feedback: Oops, you might want to re-read the try that question again.
      Choice 4:  Neglect of the carpet
  • Grade: none (incorrect answer)
  • Feedback: Oops, you might want to re-read the try that question again.


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