Managing a building can be a daunting task; there are so many aspects that must be taken care of. You can’t afford to miss important things because there a lot of people, business owners or unit owners, who are depending on you for the building’s maintenance as well as upkeep of the systems. To help you, here’s a building maintenance guide:
1. Schedule All Maintenance Checks and Keep a Calendar
You numerous tasks that can get you buried in work every day. If you don’t keep a calendar, you might forget to have important aspects checked or regularly maintained. Among the systems that need to be checked are gas lines, plumbing, HVAC, garbage disposal as well as the sewer system. The good news is that you don’t have to do all the heavy lifting here. There are expert vendors or service providers who can do an efficient and reliable job for all these needs.
2. Have Vendors’ Numbers on Speed Dial
Even after all the regular maintenance checks, things can sometimes go wrong at the most inopportune moment. As the building manager, it will help if you have the number of your vendors or service providers on your speed dial. This means that when the fuse blows at the hallway in the middle of the night, you can have someone fix it immediately instead of earning the ire of building tenants.
3. Have Spare Equipment Ready
Have spare light bulbs, sockets, faucets, shower heads and other needed replacement parts. During the winter, you should have different spare parts available in case of emergencies. Radiators or boilers which supply much-needed heating in buildings should be on hand all the time. The same goes for chilled water buffer vessels which allow you to store water.
Remember that equipment and machines often break down when the weather is cold, so you need to have parts ready for a replacement to minimise downtime.