Put a building maintenance plan in place

Stay on top of maintenance needs.

Stay on top of maintenance needs.

Building maintenance can help you keep costs down in the long run. Hiring cleaning crews and a maintenance staff to have on-hand can help protect you from issues from getting too out of control and ultimately being more costly than you may have ever intended. For example, if you don’t send someone with a cleaning cart to address a small mold problem immediately, it could morph into a major issue that requires professionals to do some extraction that winds up affecting your bottom line.

Putting a maintenance plan in place can help you stay on top of issues before they balloon. Buildings.com suggests you should inspect your roof at least twice a year, or after any major storm, to prevent leaks from happening. Structural damage to a building can be costly, and it’s important to make sure you are saving yourself from reoccurring issues that become too costly to fix. The news provider also suggested doing routine maintenance on the heating and cooling systems, as this can help save on energy costs, reducing spend in the long run.

The Environmental Protection Agency reports that routine cleaning and maintenance can help make a building safer for all its occupants, since the air quality is better, reducing pollutants and allergens.

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