Many people make the assumption that property management is the same as property maintenance, but the two things are actually considerably different. Property management usually means you are responsible for finding tenants, collecting rent, collecting service fees. Property maintenance however, includes taking care of different issues on and around the property, usually on a daily / weekly basis – or adhoc when an issue arises.
The issues that property maintenance companies take care of can vary greatly, depending on the kind of building (commercial or residential) and also the size and function of the building.
Common Property Maintenance
As a general list, here are some of the common issues a property maintenance agency may helps take care of:
- Lighting issues (replacing bulbs)
- Plumbing problems
- Keeping shared / common areas tidy
- Broken locks of lost keys
- Flooding or blockages
- Fence or boundary repairs
- Pest control
- Ceiling repairs and roof repairs
- Replacing doors or dealing with any entrance problems
- Trash removal
- Night porter
- Drywall repair
- Ground keeping in outdoor spaces
- Electrical issues such as short circuiting, climate control, power switches, and plug sockets
If you’re thinking of hiring a property maintenance company for your business or office, you’ll want to think about the kind of things you’d like included under their responsibilities. Luckily, most property maintenance businesses will give you a list of the areas they cover (and what they don’t) so this can really help you understand exactly what is included.
Why Use Property Maintenance Services?
Generally, having a property maintenance company looking after your business or office can really help speed up the process of repairing or dealing with any problems. For example, if you are the landlord of a large office block, or apartment block – having a trusting and insured maintenance company on hand means that your tenants and clients can go straight to them with any issues – instead of you. It cuts out the middleman, which saves everyone time and effort.
It also helps to have someone on-site who knows the building, and know where and if any issues might occur. They can help ensure that things are maintained, before they get to breaking point, which may help put your mind at ease too.
One final reason why it’s great to have a maintenance agency is that it can save you money in the long run. Often, the cost or having to hire out separate contractors for individual issues can quickly add up, and become a big expense. Having a maintenance company do the work for you means the costing is forecast and planned – and you know exactly what to expect price-wise. With larger companies and properties, this can be a huge advantage, as it avoids any unplanned costs.
Get in touch today for a property maintenance quote.