Commercial Building Health
Do you have a "healthy" building? Is your commercial building or facility in Jacksonville showing the signs of neglect from deferred maintenance? Without a regular maintenance plan this can occur quite often and may have dire consequences.
Maintenance Is A Must
Lets take a look at deferred maintenance in the commercial building realm. It's a major factor with businesses and facilities alike. Practiced for too long, it can be a financial and legal nightmare for building owners and managers.
What Is Deferred Maintenance
Deferred maintenance means lacking normal upkeep! Originally an appraisal term denoting the practice of postponing maintenance duties or repairs on commercial property.
Why Does It Occur
Why is deferred maintenance so common? Mainly it occurs in order to cut expenses, meet budgets or realign available budget money. Shortcuts on maintenance issues can be the first to go! Also, lets face it, a non-professional may not know which issues to need attention.
What Does it Look Like
This is apparent by missing shingles/tiles, peeling paint, algae growth, torn screens, leaky gutters, faulty weather stripping, fogged/cracked windows or other defects that haven't been addressed by management. Does deferred maintenance really save money in the long run?
How to Combat Maintenance Issues
Many companies offer regular maintenance plans to combat the much needed tasks involved with the upkeep of commercial buildings and facilities. This doesn't have to be an overwhelming endeavor. Don't try to rebuild Rome in one day. First, your building should be evaluated and decide which tasks are paramount. Then have your commercial maintenance company complete in order of importance and budget.
Importance of Commercial Maintenance
As easy as it is to "overlook" regular maintenance tasks; such as power washing, repainting, wood repairs or especially waterproofing. But by doing so many issues arise. Just one sidewalk with green slippery growth on it can put a patron or worker in harms way. Cracks on the stucco can allow moisture intrusion and over time weaken the framing structure or even develop mold in the wall. Failing caulk can cause premature wood rot.
Contact us for your hassle free, no cost or obligation quote/analysis of your commercial property. We can evaluate your property and develop a scope of work designed for your commercial building needs (904) 420-2117