Property maintenance is a key factor in extending the useful life of property.
Every effort should be made to maximize the use of the equipment throughout its
life and to extend its usefulness through proper care and handling.
that is cared for and maintained properly can result in considerable savings
to West Virginia University, and/or its sponsors, by helping reduce unnecessary
costs of repairs or replacement.
The accountable department is responsible for the performance of any required maintenance
or calibration of property.
Expenses incurred to perform either maintenance or
calibration of property is considered a general university expense for both university-owned
and sponsor-owned property, unless otherwise specifically authorized in the sponsored
West Virginia University departments must provide the maintenance necessary to
obtain a high quality of production and the most useful service life of property.
University Departments should:
Maintain the property according to current technical standards.
Schedule and complete periodic maintenance.
Perform any unscheduled maintenance in an expeditious manner.