Most properties need routine maintenance carried out in order to continue to look their best. Not only does it maintain a positive impression, it also helps to avoid costly breakages and repairs which can be caused by small issues and build up of dirt left rather than addressed, which become larger issues over time. Conserving costs and identifying minor issues before they come major ones is especially relevant for commercial businesses and their premises, as large-scale renovation and refurbishment works can often be delayed or completed avoided with a few simple regular maintenance techniques.
Cleanliness and pest removal
Keeping things clean may sound simple or irrelevant and is often an afterthought – but in fact, regular cleaning protects from damage and prevents the build-up of grime, dirt and moss which can erode or prematurely age the materials your property is comprised of.
It’s also tempting to opt for the ‘no action’ approach when it comes to pests, knowing they’re likely to return. But now innovative products enable pest controllers to leave behind preventative measures which mean they don’t need to keep coming back to subdue recurring problems – like birds and rats. Traps and deterrents ensure that your property is clean, tidy and damage-free without the constant expense of re-infestation.
Take time once every few months (or more frequently) to scout around your property and see if you can find any superficial issues. Perhaps one screw is loose, your signage is showing a small crack, or some cladding is peeling off at the edge. Whatever you find, it’s best to keep an eye on it and get a professional company to come out and repair it as soon as you can – as one screw falling out can lead to more, small cracks inevitably grow, and a slight peel will almost certainly become a large one with time and weathering.
Repair and replace small fixtures and fittings
They may be small – but often they play an integral role in the structural solidarity of a building. As above nuts, bolts, screws and panels may come loose or erode from time to time – and replacing them as soon as you notice damage or disrepair can avoid massive bills caused by replacement or even insurance claims if falling signage or exterior installations fall or become brittle.