Types of property Maintenance:
There are five types of property maintenance you should know about.
- An important function of the property manager is supervising property maintenance.
- A robust maintenance program should satisfy the tenants’ needs while keeping within budget and the owners’ objectives.
- The primary objective of the maintenance program is to protect the physical integrity of the property long term.
- The difference between the great maintenance program and the substandard one is rental rates.
- Five types of maintenance: Preventive, Corrective, Routine, Emergency and construction maintenance.
1. Preventive Maintenance:
The primary objective is the preservation of the mechanical systems. Changing filters, changing belts checking fluids, replacing belts, painting, seasonal servicing of appliances and systems such as the air conditioner and furnace. The key to remember to prevent maintenance is the equipment is working properly and our goal is to extend the useful life of that system.
2- Corrective Maintenance:
Actual repair is required that keeps the property’s equipment, utilities, etc. Functioning properly. The key is the equipment is not working properly and repairs are required.
Example:; fixing a leaking faucet or toilet. Repairing a furnace or air conditioning unit that is not working. The unit heater goes out etc.
3- Routine Maintenance:
Day-to-day maintenance such as minor repairs to common areas, landscaping maintenance, cleaning of the common areas, mending broken stair rails, tacking down loose carpeting, and onboarding a newly vacant unit.
4- Emergency Maintenance:
Repairs must be made immediately or the property will suffer major damage.
Examples: broken water pipe, electrical issues that may cause fire or harm to someone.
5- Construction Maintenance (Commercial, retail, industrial):
Commonly known as tenant improvements or build-outs. Major alterations to the unit to meet the tenants’ needs. Includes alterations to :
- Plumbing system
- Electrical system
- Alteration to the property frontage.