When it comes to repairing and maintaining properties, a lot of facility managers react to problems as opposed to being proactive. It’s not hard to see why—with all of the pressure that there is to save money wherever possible, maintenance can often take a back seat to more immediate concerns. The problem is that waiting until something is broken to fix it is possibly cheaper in the short term, but can lead to an expensive surprise later on.
You can keep sudden building problems from taking you by surprise simply by having periodic scheduled maintenance for your building and property. Here is what a maintenance schedule tailored to you by a company like Command7 can provide:
Avoiding Major Repairs
A regular maintenance schedule can prevent unexpected and unpleasant surprises. Periodically making sure that everything is in working order will help your building last longer and ensure that your building keeps performing its best. If everything inside and out is working, you won’t need to invest in major repair projects that will disrupt your work because your repair and maintenance team will be able to spot problems before they become bigger. You can’t completely avoid breaks, but you can put a stop to them before they become unmanageable.
Higher Curb Appeal
A good-looking building will attract customers and keep them coming back. The problem is that there’s a lot going on outside, depending on the climate. Rain, sun, wind, and other weather conditions can break down roofs, windows, doors, and other outdoor building features. The occasional cosmetic check-up is good for your first impression and could lead to diagnosing other problems you might not have caught.
Another benefit to a regular property maintenance schedule is the health and safety of your employees and customers. Protecting the people that come into your doors is just as important as earning their business and keeping everything working. Your building should be a safe and healthy place to work and do business—pest control measures can keep people from getting sick, repairing loose tiles or trimming back unruly branches can keep someone from getting hurt, and making sure your HVAC system is in good shape can keep everyone comfortable. Safety is something you take for granted unless it gets threatened: proper repairs and maintenance will keep you from taking that chance.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Poorly-maintained buildings aren’t good for the environment or for business. If you’re letting in water or cold air, or if heat is finding a way to escape, these are building problems that should be fixed. You will use more energy to make up for these problems and to make your building comfortable, which can increase your carbon footprint.
In addition, repairing your building is a sustainable thing to do. Maintaining and repairing the resources that you already have reduces the need for new materials. Keeping large repair projects to a minimum, which is the goal of any repair and maintenance service, will also reduce construction and other waste.
What do all of these things have in common? They can all save or bring you money. By attracting more business, getting good testimonials, avoiding large bills, lawsuits, and expensive projects, and being able to plan for potential future expenses, repair and maintenance services are good for your business. What’s more is that a good team of technicians can do the work properly, quickly, and at the best price.
Let Command7 help you be proactive about your building’s upkeep. No matter where you are in the United States or what you’re looking for in your repair and maintenance schedule, Command7 can come to a solution that meets your needs. Call 855-214-2168 or fill out our contact form for more information or a quote.
Learn more by reading our other article, What Might You Pay for Property Maintenance Services?