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Importance of Maintenance various aspects of Inspection

Improves the life of structure Improved life period gives better return on investment Better appearance and aesthetically appealing Leads to quicker detection of defects and hence remedial measures

Importance of Maintenance various aspects of Inspection

Improves the life of structure

Improved life period gives better return on investment

Better appearance and aesthetically appealing

Leads to quicker detection of defects and hence remedial measures

Prevents major deterioration that leads to collapse

Ensures safely to occupants

Ensures feeling of confidence by the user

 

Daily Routine Maintenance

Basically an inspection oriented and may not contain action to be taken

Help in identifying major changes, development of cracks, identifying new cracks etc

Inspection of all essential items by visual observation

Check on proper function of sewer, water lines, wash basins, sinks etc

Check on drain pipes from roof, during rainy season

 

Weekly Routine Maintenance

 

Electrical Accessories

Flushing sewer line

Leakage of water line

 

Monthly Routine Maintenance

 

Cleaning Doors, windows, etc

Checking Septic Tank/Sewer

 

Observation for cracks in the elements

Cleaning of overhead tanks

 

Yearly Routine Maintenance

Attending to small repairs and white washing

Painting of steel components exposed to weather

Check of displacements and remedial measures

 

Stages of inspection

A. Inspection

Collect data at specified intervals in specified form

B. Analysis

Add latest information to database

 

ii.           Examine progression of defects

iii.           Relate defects to action criteria

 

C. Action possibilities

i.           Note and wait for the next inspection

ii.           Alter inspection frequency

iii.           Institute repairs

iv.          Further detailed investigation

v.           Put safety procedures in place

 

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