Property Maintenance – Are There Self Cleaning Properties?
Maybe you’ve even wondered if certain properties were self-cleaning (like the ovens?)
Sometimes it seems that certain properties never have any maintenance issues. Year after year the property looks good…there’s never a construction crew or a pothole or a crack. Everything always appears to be going well for that property.
Truth is, the properties that look the best actually have lower costs for maintenance.
That’s why we rolled up our sleeves and tried to find out why.
Keeping Costs Down
What we discovered is not surprising. Dozens of studies (see below for some) show that costs escalate the longer maintenance is deferred!
According to Naomi Milan of FacilitiesNet.com, “the greater issue with deferred maintenance is that it only grows in scope — and cost — the longer it is prolonged. When a repair is delayed, it is still subject to the daily use and abuse of building occupants.”
Deferred Maintenance = Systemic Consequences
Surprised? Probably not. It’s likely that you have deferred maintenance on an important item in your own home (a/c, heat, that little leak in the bath) only to find that postponing routine maintenance has ended in real inconvenience and very high costs.
We’ve also learned that when maintenance is deferred, the consequences are systemic. In other words, other seemingly unrelated maintenance items become more stressed and repairs or replacements become more complex (and more expensive).
Certainly, property owners are being asked to do more with less. Ironically, property owners who do a little more property maintenance on a consistent basis end up spending less in both time and money over time.
The most effective practice we’ve seen from property owners that enjoy fewer maintenance issues is the regular application of inspection, evaluation and reporting.
Here’s a link to our recommended inspection list – Property Maintenance Checklist
Property Maintenance – Get Professional Advice
If you’re thinking about deferring maintenance, give us a call. We’re more than a sweeping company. We are a full service property maintenance company with expertise in:
And yes, sweeping is our core service (three generations of sweeping service to the NJ region), however many of our clients have asked us to expand our business into all different areas of maintenance.
Save yourself some money, stop deferring maintenance. Or better, give us a call at 732-886-1940 or 908-730-7888. We’ll help you determine how to budget and save money on your property maintenance.