Do You Have a Preventative Maintenance Checklist?

September 16, 2016
1 min

 With a CMMS program from Maintenance Care, a preventative maintenance checklist is easier than ever. Everything on the following list can be scheduled through the CMMS so that it is done automatically.ChecklistOnDesk.jpg

Here are a few helpful checklist items for the major components of your facility.


HVAC Checklist

  • Air handling unit maintenance should include cleaning or replacing air filters at least once a month, though some may only need to be changed every 3-6 months.
  • Inspect at least twice a year, with seasonal start-up and run inspections. Look for screw or latch updates, gasket repairs, and missing screws replacements. Also recharge P-traps or U-bend water traps for condensate drain pans.
  • If you can reach the condenser coil, simply buy coil cleaner, apply and wipe off. If you need to remove panels to access the coil, use a licensed contractor.
  • Have an economizer? Dampers can malfunction if they become corroded or jammed with debris. Keep tabs on all moving parts, including the actuator and linkages, as well as seals. Properly calibrate sensors at least once a year.


Restrooms and Plumbing

  • Every year, sooner if needed, check for leaks and any noises that sound unusual.
  • Fixtures, particularly those in public restrooms, often withstand heavy use and abuse. Check for leaks regularly and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on how often to replace internal workings such as flappers, cartridges and diaphragms.
  • Domestic water booster and circulation pump systems require bearing lubrication at least annually; inspect couplings and check for any leaks.
  • Domestic water heaters and boilers should be fire-tested periodically, using flue-gas analysis to adjust the flue draft and combustion air input to optimize efficiency.



  • Check exterior lights to make sure cables aren't torn; all screws and hardware should be in place and working, and gaskets can be replaced to provide a better watertight seal.
  • Re-aim adjustable lighting as necessary.
  • Dust lamps and clean lens surfaces to enhance lighting performance.
  • Replace any burned-out lamps and consider group re-lamping. To create your re-lamping schedule, calculate lamp life and how often lamps are used.
  • Routinely check any luminaires that have transformers, control gear, or accessories, such as spread lenses, glare baffles, or color filters.


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