Property Maintenance – Not A Once In A While Event
In order to restore your business premises to its most appealing presence, start with a full inspection of the property and analysis of any visual wear and tear or damage. Particular attention is needed in high traffic areas (either foot or vehicle) to identify and eliminate hazardous conditions.
Property maintenance – Why is it important?
Deficiencies in property maintenance can generate legal cost far greater than the cost of consistent maintenance. Cracks in concrete cause people to trip and fall. Potholes in parking lot pavement can be a nuisance to drivers and cyclists.
Aside from safety, there are a number of other reasons why it is important that maintenance issues are fixed properly and in a timely manner.
Property maintenance improves its curb appeal
Most commercial property owners understand that when it comes to businesses and potential customers, you only get one chance to make a good first impression.
Therefore, continuous property maintenance in your place of business keeps the grounds and buildings looking clean, fresh, and in good repair. This is an excellent way to create a lasting positive first impression on customers and tenants.
Considering that the parking area, the pavement, and the entries are the first places customers see when entering your business, keeping them in a tip-top condition is a great way to convey a message of responsibility, attention to detail, and concern for safety.
Property maintenance is an excellent way to preserve the value of your property
A commercial property is a very large investment you made to provide value to tenants, clients, and to you as the property owner. The best decision you can make today is to keep such a high-cost and long-term asset in good repair and looking good to project its actual value to everyone who uses it.
Responsible property owners and managers schedule a regular thorough inspection of interiors and exteriors. This is in addition to the traditional maintenance services such as portering (trash removal), filling cracks in pavement and walkways, sweeping, cleaning, pothole repair, and line stripping.
Property Maintenance saves you money
If you have heard and understood the phrase “don’t be penny wise and pound foolish”, you already know that it is wiser to spend a small amount of money over time to preserve and protect a property rather than a large expenditure when some element of the property fails prematurely.
When you notice a lifted shingle, cracked seam or damaged siding, it is a sign to get it fixed before it turns into a water intrusion issue, which if not fixed, will grow into stained, moldy, unsightly issue that will cost far more than the initial fix.
When it comes to pavements or walkways, if you notice a small crack, it is a sign that you need to get it fixed before it turns into a pothole or trip hazard, which if not fixed, will metamorphose into a crate that will cost you a fortune to repair (or a legal issue which will cost both money and time). Potholes and cracks are easy and cheap to fix and it is a good a business decision to have a small budget for such an eventuality rather than wait to replace several yards of pavement or concrete in the long run.
Property Maintenance – The Right Measures
The term “property maintenance” can mean different things to different business and property owners. What is important is to understand what measures you must put in place to ensure that large repairs are minimized or prevented before they happen.
Here’s a link to some of our other related property maintenance articles.
Do you have questions about property maintenance? Would you like to save time (and money) by having a professional look at your property? Give us a call at 732-886-1940, We’ll be glad to talk and show you why it a good business decision to invest in property maintenance