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Proactive Property Maintenance: The Benefits

Proactive maintenance is the best way to ensure your property is safe and well maintained, 365 days of the year. When you only perform maintenance if something breaks down, you make your premises less safe and less reliable. Twin Electrics & Plumbing offer extensive maintenance and repair services, including proactive maintenance plans. 

Reactive Maintenance

Reactive maintenance is unplanned or sudden maintenance. A breakdown in the equipment, a fault in the electrics, or extreme weather events causing damage; all of these can be causes for reactive maintenance. When something goes wrong, you’ll want a team on hand to be able to deal with the issue quickly. Luckily, Twin Electrics & Plumbing are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all kinds of maintenance and repair work.

Proactive Maintenance

Preparing is better than ignoring until necessary. Proactive maintenance is planned for maintenance work and is done before significant breakdowns occur. The goal of proactive maintenance is to reduce the occurrence of equipment failure, disruptions, and risks associated with faulty equipment. Taking a proactive approach in property maintenance is essential in creating safe premises as well as a good relationship with all who use the building. 

Types of Proactive Maintenance

Proactive Maintenance - Preventive maintenance (PM)

Preventive maintenance (PM)

In a preventative maintenance program, a maintenance manager will perform activities to keep assets in good working order. 

Frequency of preventative maintenance activities can be:

  • Time-based.
  • Usage-based.
  • Based on an analysis of historical data.
  • Determined by appropriate software.
Proactive Maintenance - Condition-based maintenance

Condition-based maintenance

Condition-based maintenance monitors the condition of an asset to deciding what maintenance needs to be done. This form of maintenance dictates that you should only complete maintenance when there are specific signs of decreasing performance or upcoming failures.

Proactive Maintenance - Scheduled and routine maintenance

Scheduled and routine maintenance

In scheduled or routine maintenance, the maintenance planner can specify a schedule for which asset maintenance should be undertaken. Alternatively, the maintenance planner can establish a set routine for maintenance checks and tasks.

Benefits of Proactive Maintenance 

1. Cost Reduction

  • Emergency repairs can be sudden and costly. You may encounter higher fees to have something repaired in an emergency, such as after-hours charges or extra fees to get parts in quickly. 
  • In other situations, a breakdown may require multiple technicians on-site to deal with various issues. That is to say, additional technicians can increase the labour costs of repairs significantly. 

Partaking in proactive property maintenance helps limit the rise of unforeseen repairs. Proactive maintenance foresees potential issues that could arise and provides preventative maintenance solutions, which consequently require less man-power. 

Proactive maintenance also means should you need a part or appliance replaced, you can find and purchase it before the current one stops working completely. This allows you time to shop around for the best deal. Proactive maintenance also stops you paying unnecessary premiums for parts and services, therefore saving you money long-term.

2. Efficiency 

Proactively maintaining your property is essential for efficiency. Maintaining a property and its fittings will help the property run to optimal efficiency. Furthermore, efficiency is extra important if your rental property has shared water meter, as the landlord is responsible for the water bills in this case. Ensuring water fixtures and plumbing is in good working order will help reduce the water bill.

3. Proactive Maintenance ensures Safety

Having a reliable property makes you feel secure. There are responsibilities you have as a property owner and/or manager to ensure the safety of your building. A tenant or a visitor to the property could become injured (or worse) as a result of maintenance neglect. Consequently, there is genuine potential for legal claims to be made against those responsible for property maintenance. By having a proactive maintenance program in place, you protect yourself, the property, and most importantly the occupants from trouble and harm.

4. The Key to a Successful Tenancy

Taking a proactive approach to property maintenance ensures that both landlord and tenant have the best experience possible. When tenants have a good experience, they are more likely to look after the property better, and they are more likely to stay longer. Long term tenants are good for your wallet, giving you a stable income and saving money in fees and other costs associated with lease advertising.

Additionally, since you can plan maintenance activities more appropriately using proactive approaches, they won’t come as an unpleasant surprise to the people who use your building. These factors all play into each other, helping you foster a good relationship between tenant and landlord.

5. Maintains your property’s value

Neglecting repairs and maintenance can cause more extensive damage to occur. For instance, minor repairs can seem insignificant to a tenant when, in reality, it needs actioning quickly. Pre-empting problems before they happen can lead to better solutions than an emergency fix on an issue left unattended. The longer problems go unattended, the higher the chance they become worse and therefore cost more when being repaired. Keeping your property in top-notch condition will allow you to maintain it’s value on the property market as well as potential rental yields. After all, occupancy relies on having an attractive property for potential tenants. As the saying goes “never put off until tomorrow what you can do today”.

However, property owners and managers generally are not qualified in building and safety matters. So how does one identify a potential danger on the premises if it isn’t apparent? By outsourcing tasks to qualified professionals, you can ensure that property maintenance tasks and repairs are done safely, correctly and to a high standard. 

At Twin Electrics & Plumbing, we can handle property maintenance tasks for both commercial and domestic properties. With over ten years of experience, we offer professional and timely maintenance services right across Melbourne. Additionally, Twin Electrics & Plumbing offer emergency repair and maintenance services. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter the situation. 

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