If you own or manage a property, you need to ensure you have a realistic budget for regular planned maintenance and the odd emergency repair. Property upkeep will inevitably involve some outgoings but there are some things you can do to make the most of your maintenance budget and save money in the long term.
Create a sensible maintenance schedule
Planned maintenance is crucial if you want to keep your property in a safe, usable condition. Careful monitoring and spotting potential problems early means you can rectify them before they get out of hand. It’s far more cost-effective to do regular checks and proper maintenance than running repairs. Seasonal checks are particularly important, especially at this time of year when winter is on the horizon.
Use quality materials
It sounds counter-intuitive but spending money can help save money. The initial outlay might be higher but using good quality materials that are suited to the space in question means you’re less likely to have to repair or replace as you would with less durable or unsuitable products. That goes for everything from building materials to paint.
Be cautious with the DIY
There are some things that you can take care of yourself which can really help you save money, but for more complex jobs it’s always better to get the professionals in. Make a mistake when plumbing in a toilet or fixing a roof and a botch job could cost you far more in damage and repairs than the initial problem. Paying a smaller amount to get things fixed properly is more than worth it. So, if you don’t know what you’re doing, leave it to a trusted trade who does.
Have a reputable maintenance contractor on hand
Having someone you know you can call on in an emergency, and also trust to take care of scheduled maintenance, is a must. That might be a small army of individual local trades or a multi-skilled company like ours who can take care of a wide range of repairs and property maintenance in-house. Building a relationship with a reputable company means you have the right help just when you need it, no scrabbling around for trades at the last minute or paying over the odds in an emergency.
Helping our customers get value for money
We’ve been helping customers make the most of their property maintenance budgets for over 30 years. We take pride in delivering high quality services at competitive prices 24/7. We can advise you on every aspect of planned maintenance, provide you with realistic, cost-effective options and get the job done with minimal disruption. Our services include fires stopping, roofing, drainage, tiling, painting, groundwork, carpentry, refurbishment and plumbing.
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