The Catch 22 Situation
Many property owners focus only on the latter issue and struggle with ways to keep the costs of facility maintenance and management as low as possible. This can include skipping routine building maintenance programs or, sometimes even worse, using random local handyman services or doing things on your own, just to patch up the problem.
The result is a building that, over time, begins to look run down, tired and poorly maintained. What many commercial property owners fail to see is that the appearance of their building, through their cost cutting efforts, is now impacting on their ability to earn income from the facility. Maintenance problems, or lack of routine maintenance, are actually decreasing the value of their building. This occurs in two ways – by reducing the ability to generate income and costing more for emergency repairs that are poorly completed.
The solution to the problem of how to increase the value of your investment is to hire a professional facilities management and maintenance service that will keep your property in top condition. Surprisingly, the cost of scheduled, routine property maintenance services is very low and will definitely pay for itself in the long run. With well-maintained grounds and building exteriors and interiors, there is much less chance of emergency and responsive maintenance costs, helping you to stay within your maintenance budget.
Working with a commercial maintenance service that provides everything from window cleaning to grounds maintenance and painting also means that you don’t have to spend time searching for services on an as needed basis. You will have a relationship with the building maintenance company that allows you to budget, plan and organise all repairs and regular services to suit your budget and requirements.
Broad Services has provided full facility maintenance to many commercial properties. We can sit down with you and discuss your needs, complete a safety analysis and either create a schedule or review and adjust your current property maintenance schedule to ensure the maximum potential for your property to increase, and not decrease, in value year after year.