Future Proofing Businesses With Property Maintenance

Wednesday 12th January 2022

3 minute read

2022 will see the launch of our property maintenance division, which focuses on providing periodic and planned maintenance for commercial businesses across the UK. Minimising dependency on costly emergency call-outs is key to maintaining good business relations with customers for now and in the future.

Property Maintenance

Why we launched our property maintenance division

The majority of our emergency plumbing and electrical call-outs we have encountered over the last 20 years could have been prevented by the implementation of a proactive maintenance program.

Emergency call-outs can financially affect a business and can have an impact on its reputation. To help solve this, we are launching an extensive property maintenance service that will mitigate risks for our existing and future clients.

As our founder Graham explains "I'm excited for 2022 for many reasons, not least of all because it will see us further expand our operations around our customers' needs. From being primarily an emergency solutions provider we're extending our services to include pre-planned maintenance programmes helping, where possible, to minimise a client's need for high-cost, reactive, emergency works."

We cover every aspect of property maintenance and testing including:

Electrical Services

  • Wiring, rewiring and electrical alterations
  • Fuse board / Consumer unit upgrade or replacements
  • Commercial lighting design and lighting controls
  • Smart AV Installation Services
  • Electrical installation condition reports (also known as periodic testing)
  • Emergency lighting and fire alarms
  • Electrical maintenance and PAT testing
  • Data networks, wifi mesh systems and infrastructure
  • Security & CCTV installation
  • Outdoor Power and Garden Lighting

Plumbing Services

  • Toilet, sink & bathroom repairs
  • Pipe inspections
  • Investigative work such as mould growth & leak detection
  • Clearing of blocked stormwater drains and sewers
  • Water supply system maintenance & repair
  • Drinking water line maintenance & repair
  • Backflow prevention system maintenance & repair
  • Fire systems maintenance & repair
  • Internal and external pipework maintenance & repair

What is property maintenance, and who do we do it for?

Property maintenance is the process of preserving a building by periodically auditing the building’s condition with a view to repairing any issues before they cause secondary damage to the building. Property maintenance can include auditing and repairing any aspect of the building from its fabric to internal fixtures, so that could be the roof, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, locks, plumbing or electrical systems to name just a few. When these issues are not corrected promptly, emergency remediation is often necessary which can result in more significant financial cost and a damaged reputation.

We work with hundreds of commercial businesses, including some of the UK's most visited hotels, pubs and chain restaurants. Providing regular property maintenance has helped our clients reduce their reliance on emergency call-outs, saving them money, safeguarding their brand reputation and avoiding inconvenient downtime to their business operations.

What are the benefits of regular property maintenance?

Proactive property maintenance has many benefits, here’s a few examples.

  • Improving safety
    Routine maintenance can improve the safety of your property with services such as PAT testing preventing electrical accidents or pipe inspections preventing small or large scale leaks. These regular checks are particularly important in commercial settings, where staff, colleagues, the general public or tenants can come into contact with potentially harmful hazards.
  • Reducing equipment breakdown
    Periodic testing and property maintenance can reduce failures across lighting and electrical systems and prevent power losses while unclogging slow drains can prevent total blockage. Taking action can lower the need for emergency intervention and enables reducing your business' lost revenue through avoidable downtime.
  • Mitigating H&S negligence & minimising liabilities
    Not all faults can be prevented, but regular property maintenance reduces the risk of their occurrence, thus preventing unnecessary liabilities and claims.
  • Increased property value
    Whether you own buy-to-let properties or own commercial business premises, planned maintenance can help your property retain its market value.
  • Prevent breaches in health & safety policies
    If you're an estate agent or private landlord, you'll understand the importance of regular electrical and plumbing checks and recognise the risks in breaching health & safety obligations. By planning preventative maintenance, you can avert major electrical and plumbing incidents.

How we can help you

We’re a reliable partner for proactive property maintenance and working with us is easy. Our fully trained, qualified tradespeople are ready to help prevent avoidable disruptions and costs to your business.

To find out more about our services and for immediate attention please get in touch today.