Building maintenance is essential to keeping any business safe and efficient. The first priority is the safety of every visitor or employee. Next is the assurance that the plumbing, electrical, heating, and other systems will continue working properly. Here are the types of ongoing maintenance that a building services contractor will carry out for his or her clients.
Plumbing maintenance takes the form of checking the pipes along with bathroom and kitchen appliances for damages. Plumbers use special leak detection equipment to find leaks that are forming behind walls or underneath the floor. They prevent small plumbing problems from worsening into tens of thousands of dollars in repair bills.
A heater that runs continuously, even for a few weeks, needs annual maintenance. The most common complaint is overheating – and this happens when the system works harder than necessary, which increases the energy bill. Heating maintenance experts can tell ahead of time when a heater is at risk of causing a fire or other severe damages.
Air conditioning maintenance can occur at any time of the year. Preferably, it should occur right before the summer season when it is used the most often. The purpose is to reveal problems that may cause major, expensive repairs in the future that few A/C users want or can afford.
Lighting maintenance includes checking for lights that are broken, flickering or nonfunctional. Also, a building services contractor can replace all incandescent or fluorescent lights with more energy-efficient LED fixtures.
Checking the sound system is necessary in buildings that use the intercom system, such as schools and hospitals. In many places, emergencies are announced over the loudspeakers, so making sure that the system works at all times is very important.
Elevator maintenance is necessary to ensure its years of safety. Malfunctions occur too frequently when maintenance checks are not performed regularly. These checkups reduce the number of times that the elevator becomes out of order.
A building maintenance contractor reviews the reliability of the security system. In many buildings, no one knows if there’s a problem until it’s too late. With routine maintenance, security alarms and lighting systems are tested annually.
Maintaining the good working condition of any building is a basic monthly investment. The maintenance fees will cost less than half of the costs for a basic repair. There are different types of maintenance services for every type of systems, such as HVAC, plumbing, security and acoustics. There is no excuse for any building owner to ignore the importance of working with a qualified building services contractor. Call one of our providers today at 408-295-2182.