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How Calling a Contractor Changed My Life

This might sound completely crazy, but the most important call I ever may was to a construction contractor. I can remember the day as if it were yesterday. I had decided to rebuild parts of my home. This involved removing part of the roof, knocking down a brick wall and removing some electrical wires and water pipes. I started out just fine but then I started to have problems. I realised I was in out of my depth and decided to call an expert. The contractor who came around was great and he quickly fixed up the mess I had made. Since that day, I have had a keen interested in construction contractors. I hope you like this blog.

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Facility Maintenance Tips

Facilities such as schools, hospitals, and business premises require maintenance to ensure their appeal and prevent expensive repairs. In the extract below, you will learn the considerations to make when conducting facility maintenance works. Hopefully, it will enable you to keep your facility in excellent condition. 

Conduct Detailed Inspections

Inspections are the heart of any successful maintenance program. They should examine the following: 

  • The structural condition of the property. Over time, the foundation could develop cracks, sinking, and salt damping. Besides, the pillars and slabs could warp.
  • The state of shared amenities such as staircases, parking areas, swimming pools, and parks.
  • The functionality of amenities such as the drainage system. For example, it could have blockages. Besides, the septic tank could be full.
  • The condition of interior fixtures such as the AC system, tiles, ceilings, seats, and displays. Pest inspections will help you establish the presence or susceptibility of the facility to pests such as termites and cockroaches.
  • The functionality of the building's electrical system and the safety of the facility. For example, some fire response devices such as the alarm and fire extinguishers could have become dysfunctional. 

Hire An Experienced Contractor

Hire an experienced contractor to conduct the facility maintenance works. Ideally, your contractor should have a valid permit to offer construction services in your locality. Additionally, assess their experience to establish whether they have the skill and resources required to conduct the maintenance works. It would also be wise to examine the contractor's availability and insurance coverage. 

Once you meet with your contractor, you should create a program detailing how they will conduct the maintenance works. For instance, will they conduct the maintenance works monthly, bi-monthly, or after six or twelve months? Inquire about how the contractor will prevent the interruption of your business operations. Besides, ask about the safety measures that they will observe when conducting the works. Remember, an accident could severely affect your reputation. Height safety equipment, appropriate signage, and safety clothing will help prevent accidents at the site. 

Budget For The Maintenance Works 

You must budget for the maintenance works. Otherwise, you will have issues with your contractor. Most property owners and managers have a difficult time deciding the amount of money that should be allocated to the maintenance works. Your contractor should help you determine a suitable and reasonable budget. If you own a commercial building, your tenants could chip in some cash for building maintenance. 

When conducting facility maintenance works, conduct detailed inspections, hire an experienced contractor, and budget for the maintenance works.