"Price" is Not "Cost": Why You'll Always Pay Top Dollar for Cheap PM
One thing every business operator should understand is that price is not cost, particularly when it pertains to a building’s mechanical systems.
Building systems and equipment are a major investment, comprising roughly 55% of construction costs. Preventive maintenance is critical to protecting this investment, but because most mechanical equipment resides out of sight - and out of mind - on roofs and in mechanical rooms, basements, and low-traffic spaces, routine PM is often overlooked. Even when a preventive maintenance program is in place, many owners opt for lower-priced agreements, basic belt-and-filter change routines that lack inspection detail, opening the door to expensive repairs and premature replacements. These systems break down more frequently ($), consume far more energy due to decreasing efficiency ($$), and have a reduced life expectancy ($$$). Total cost of ownership inevitably soars far past the money saved on a cheap PM program.
PJM applies each PM program to our clients' specific systems and needs, as we believe there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all contract. We strongly encourage prospective customers to discuss requirements and concerns in depth to ensure a final product that will be a superior maintenance program, providing a stronger value proposition for the labor purchased.
For more information on PJM preventive maintenance, contact Rick Wey.
PJM Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is a multi-faceted mechanical contractor providing construction and installation, service and maintenance, and design/build services in a comprehensive range of mechanical disciplines that include HVAC, plumbing, controls, refrigeration, custom metal fabrication, piping, fire protection, and backflow preventer testing. PJM primarily serves clients in pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, healthcare, institutional, and other various commercial and industrial sectors.