Thursday, October 21
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Property Maintenance: Save Yourself the Hassle

Whether it be your own home, your rental property or commercial premises, at some stage you are going to need some type of maintenance on what is a very valuable investment. What do you consider the most important aspect of your property maintenance service? A quick response? The job completed correctly the first time? Long term maintenance commitment? Obviously, all of these factors are of equal importance which is why it is vital to get it right first time around with your property maintenance company.

As the old saying goes, “time is money”, especially if it is your rental property or commercial premises with a problem. Look for a company that provides a comprehensive 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year service. This means after hours call-outs are included in the contract. You don’t want to be presented with a bill for huge ‘overtime’ costs for a simple plumbing or electrics problem.

Also, don’t put up with vague appointment times. You need a company which will set a fixed appointment time and stick to it, or call ahead if they are delayed. Keeping you up to date with the latest property maintenance news, bear in mind there are a couple of important new trends to be mentioned. One, invest in a preventative maintenance programme, where your maintenance company works to literally prevent problems before they occur. It’s a bit like having a check up on your car, rather than waiting for it to break down. It makes a lot of sense.

The second, and rather more seriously unfortunate new service being offered by property maintenance companies today is tenancy clean-ups and /or specialized decontamination clean-ups. Both these services are becoming more and more sought after and particularly if you need your rental property to be tenanted ASAP, you will appreciate the service of your property specialists providing a full cleaning and restoration service to allow you to re-tenant your property with minimum down time.

With a professional multi-trade team working for you, your property maintenance company will provide a hassle free service that you can recommend to others.