Asset depreciation is a critical component of financial accounting, enabling businesses to allocate the cost of an asset over its useful life. Physical deterioration is one of the primary factors considered when determining the depreciation of tangible assets. Understanding how to assess and measure physical deterioration is essential for accurate financial reporting and effective asset management.
If you are selling your business, financing or refinancing, or auctioning old equipment, you may need the services of a machinery appraiser to determine the value of your business assets. During an equipment appraisal, a skilled appraiser will use a variety of factors to determine fair equipment values. One factor typically considered is the asset's