Maintenance can be a huge expense when you run a commercial building. While some things are unavoidable, there are a few things you can do to reduce the cost of your ongoing maintenance and save money. Here are a few of our top suggestions.
Reducing your maintenance costs is all about being proactive. If you can ward off potential problems before they become major issues you can make big savings in the long term.
A few areas where you can be proactive include:
- Lighting: There are plenty of great energy and cost saving lighting solutions on the market, and you can save a lot of money on your power bills and the cost of replacing light bulbs as a result. Because most energy efficient lighting is long lasting, you will be able to reduce the amount of time and money spent on ongoing repairs.
- Flooring: Wear and tear on flooring can be an expensive maintenance issue. Caring for your floor or carpeting properly can make a huge difference to your long-term maintenance costs. One simple thing you can do is to install mats at all entrances to the building. This will reduce the amount of dirt being brought in. Regularly cleaning and maintaining your carpets will also help reduce the level of wear and tear and keep them going for longer between replacements.
- Maintenance of HVAC systems: Your heating and ventilation systems can be incredibly expensive if they break down or need replacing. A bit of regular maintenance can save you a lot of money in the long term and helps you keep your system up and running and working efficiently for longer.
- Get regular pest inspections: Pests can cause a huge amount of damage to any building as well as being a health hazard. Regular pest inspections can help reduce the chances of increased maintenance and repair costs thanks to an unwanted invasion.
Taking a proactive approach to your building maintenance can help you ward off many potential headaches that could turn into big expensive issues further down the track.