For safety and performance reasons, a building’s essential systems need regular skilled professional maintenance.
To supply heat, light and power to technology, all electrical systems require testing. Regular checks to plumbing can prevent and detect water and drainage problems. To remain reliable, safety devices like sprinkler systems and alarms also need testing.
There are two key types of property maintenance – reactive and proactive. In the next sections, we’ll discuss these two services, and why both are important.
What is reactive property maintenance?
Reactive property maintenance refers to the steps taken after a system fails. This kind of maintenance often becomes necessary when a system is not regularly tested. A breakdown occurs, leading to an emergency and a skilled contractor must then fix the issue.
What are the disadvantages of reactive maintenance?
Building owners often believe that reactive maintenance is more cost-effective when compared to proactive maintenance yet this isn’t the case. Reactive maintenance can often be more expensive than taking a preventative approach. Repairs and replacement parts following a failure generally cost more to fix than scheduled servicing so detecting problems early on can often help to limit expensive damage. There is also the cost of systems being inoperable resulting in disruption.
What is proactive maintenance?
Proactive maintenance – sometimes known as preventative maintenance – happens before systems fail. Checks are planned in and carried out at regular intervals ensuring that all systems get tested. During maintenance, contractors can identify any damaged or outdated equipment, allowing them to repair or replace parts where necessary before they become bigger problems.
What are the benefits of proactive maintenance?
The advantages of proactive maintenance are manifold. Scheduled in advance, all maintenance can take place at the least disruptive time for building users. This means properties used for business avoid unwanted interruptions to employees and customers.
Proactive maintenance is around 10 times more affordable than reactive maintenance. Contractors spread work out to lessen its impact and jobs are always on a smaller scale. This reduces costs and system downtime. Additionally, with proactive maintenance, parts and components benefit from increased service life.
Finally, proactive maintenance provides buildings with up to date safety and performance records. This documentation ensures building owners stay compliant and pass inspections.
Do you need a property maintenance service?
Maintaining core systems requires variety of spcific skills and experience. With a team of qualified tradespeople on hand, including plumbers and electricians, BuildzoneUK is able to provide complete proactive and reactive maintenance support.
We serve clients in both commercial and domestic sectors across the UK. Our 24-hour property maintenance team can provide urgent help or scheduled annual maintenance plans to suit your requirements.
We specialise in working in occupied properties and sensitive environments, always providing our services with care and attention.
Get in touch with our team today on 0843 212 0031 or email email@example.com.