Building maintenance and repair is one of the most critical aspects that we must not overlook. However, people often inquire as to why we need building maintenance and repair and why we assist with it. Whether you like it or not, all buildings need some level of maintenance; routine checks, inspections, or evaluations of building condition, as well as the work required to keep the building’s fabric in good condition so that it can function as intended.
Proper maintenance is cost-effective, decreases the chance of more costly damage, and protects the building’s integrity. Improper building or house maintenance may cause degradation and damage that affects not only the appearance or effectiveness of the building, but also the occupants and the building’s health and safety.
First of all, we must create a report that includes all potential flaws as well as an assessment of the building’s condition in each section. To inspect the building or house, a preliminary examination and recording of the findings is needed. The preliminary inspection and observation will consist of five basic steps: 1. the local climate2. the location of the building/house3. the building form and change of use 4. Building age5. Physical examination of building components
Building maintenance can be approached in a variety of ways, with the following being the most common:
Maintenance on a Schedule
Works completed on a regular, agreed-upon schedule at regular intervals, such as exterior decoration and minor repairs every five years.
Works designed to fix or replace particular building features, such as the installation of a roof covering or the reconstruction of a lift.
Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
a term used to describe planned preventative maintenance. In general, repair work is either reactive or constructive. Reactive maintenance is work done to repair existing damage, such as repairing or replacing a leaking roof cover.
Proactive maintenance anticipates a possible loss by recognising that an aspect is nearing the end of its service life so that repair or restoration can be completed before the failure occurs. This improves cost savings and reduces overall costs. Normal roof inspection, for example, will patch future cracks until they become substantial, avoiding additional costs associated with water damage such as plaster and decoration.
Contractors typically produce planned maintenance plans as part of the building maintenance and repair job, which outline the key elements of the building, focus on its condition and life expectancy, and forecast costs for future activities in the coming years.