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Preventive maintenance

Poorly running equipment not only wears out more quickly, but also wastes unnecessary energy. Building Performance Services, one of the teams within IPF Building Services, works to prevent both of these conditions through its preventive maintenance program. Preventive maintenance (PM) is the term used for routine recurring maintenance performed on equipment to keep it running smoothly and efficiently and to help extend its life.

Many types of equipment should be put on a preventive maintenance program including, but not limited to:

  • HVAC systems
  • Pumps and air compressors
  • Refrigeration, chillers and absorption equipment
  • Elevators
  • Safety showers
  • Backflow preventers
  • Building exteriors, roofs and windows
  • Fire doors
  • Generators

The preventive maintenance program in place at MSU keeps track of how often an asset needs to be maintained. It automatically processes work orders for the mechanic to complete the work so that everything stays on-schedule. Some of the work is required by state or federal agencies.

Note: Department-owned equipment does not automatically get put on a preventive maintenance program (see funded responsibilities page for more information). Departments must send in a service request to add any department-owned equipment to the PM program.

Service request

If there are systems or equipment in your building that you think need maintenance or should be on a preventive maintenance program, please submit a service request. You can also browse our service guide for anything else we can offer you.

Alerts feed

The IPF Alerts feed is published to keep campus updated on all upcoming scheduled maintenance events. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.