Maintenance is a very important phenomenon where commercial buildings are concerned and it is because proper maintenance helps to preserve the essence and market value of your buildings. Have you ever seen a poorly maintained building or buildings? Do they look like properties you would like to invest in? The failure to maintain and preserve a commercial not only spells doom but makes the building unattractive to potential tenants; in fact, it is a complete turn off.
This article aims to examine the advantages of commercial building maintenance, the modes of maintaining a commercial building vis-a-viz the ways you can maintain your commercial buildings. It certainly is a ride that’ll be worth your time!
Advantages of maintaining a commercial building
It is unarguable that investing in commercial buildings or properties generally is one of the oldest and most viable investment decisions a person could ever make. This is because with proper maintenance, you will be reaping the benefits of your investment for donkey years to come. The following are the advantages of maintaining a commercial building:
- Saves cost, time and energy: Where you properly maintain a commercial building, you need not worry about cost or energy that would be invested when you are finally ready to let the property out (if it is a new building) this is because the property is already in a tenantable condition and is already running smoothly like a properly oiled machine.
- Comfort: It is undeniable that there is this feeling of comfort that comes with knowing that your office space in a commercial building is running as it ought to because maintenance is always done as at the time it ought to be done.
- Improving and preserve the market value: The dynamic nature of humans will forever help us to grow from phase to phase. It is in the light of it that structural designs created in 2010 may not be able to compete with those done in 2018 except those buildings are properly maintained and are made to tick all the boxes where practicality and comfort is concerned. Lack of maintenance cannot increase or improve your property’s value!
Modes of commercial building(s) maintenance
There are different facets to a commercial building. There is the exterior and the interior and for a commercial property, there would be other utilities to maintain too. The good news is that there are companies that can take care of the maintenance of your whole facility. You cannot maintain the exterior while neglecting the interior or vice versa, you have to maintain every part accordingly. So here are the types of maintenance and suggestions on how a commercial property can be maintained:
- Maintaining the interior: Flowing from the above stated advantages, it is needless to rehash the reasons why it is important that the interior of your commercial property be maintained. You can employ the services of professional property managers to help with the maintenance of the interior of your commercial building. The wall, fittings and fixtures and the flooring are the basic things to consider for interior maintenance.
- Maintaining the exterior: This includes roof maintenance, walkways, parking lot, drainage system etc. It is very essential that the exterior be keep spotless and in good condition, this is because it is the first point of call for potential tenants and investors. On how you can do the exterior maintenance, your property managers can help with monthly or quarterly maintenance plans.
- Maintaining utility and other facilities: Before your commercial building is let out, it behooves you to seek ways in which the utility can be maintained where they move in however; there can be agreements to the contrary. The proper maintenance of the utilities helps to make your tenants function better in all round comfort.
In essence, the import regular maintenance would have on your property is not a mild one. Have you ever thought about the fact that no one is willing to take on that your commercial building space because the parking lot looks bushy and the walkway looks unkempt? Add more value to your property, do more maintenance and you will be amazed at how fast the property would leave the market.