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Maintenance is a critical factor in preserving the value of a building. In this article, we delve into what a commercial building maintenance plan is, how to create one and explore the best building maintenance software.
What is a Commercial Building Maintenance Plan?
A commercial building maintenance plan is a systematic approach to the upkeep and preservation of a building. This plan is an organised strategy outlining when, how, and by whom maintenance tasks are executed. It covers the necessary inspections, repairs, replacements, and cleaning tasks that ensure a building remains in optimal condition.
A well-crafted building maintenance plan can help building components to realise their originally intended design life, reduce overall repair costs, and ensures compliance with safety standards. It ensures that tasks are planned and carried out in an orderly manner, rather than being reactive to problems as they arise.
The Importance of a Building Maintenance Schedule
Building maintenance schedules are a crucial part of a building maintenance plan and they provide guidance on maintenance tasks, routine inspections, and frequencies at which the tasks should be carried out.
Regular maintenance is generally more cost-effective than waiting for issues to occur, and a schedule ensures that nothing falls through the cracks. Different building components require different frequencies of maintenance – some are daily, others monthly, bi-annual, or annual. The building maintenance schedule serves as a guide to keep all these tasks on track and completed efficiently.