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Planned Maintenance: What Are The Benefits?

Nick Higgins |   July 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM


‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ is a well-known adage that doesn’t necessarily ring true when it comes to the painting maintenance and upkeep of your retirement village facilities.

Even if your buildings look as if they are in excellent condition, planned maintenance is key for ensuring that they stay that way. Other than the aesthetic value of planned maintenance, there are many other benefits to having a scheduled painting maintenance plan in place for your buildings.

A scheduled maintenance plan keeps you firmly in the driving seat

It’s always better to proactively manage the upkeep of your facilities – instead of allowing maintenance issues to creep up on you slowly but surely. We’ve all likely had at least one bad experience, where we’ve put off a building maintenance job for too long, only to find ourselves with a much bigger building maintenance issue on our hands than was ever necessary. Planned maintenance is great because it prevents you from ignoring important building maintenance work and helps you avoid those reactive building upkeep scenarios that can become a real headache.

Planned maintenance helps retirement village managers better prepare their residents for any disruption or change

Having a scheduled or planned maintenance solution in place means that you can inform residents about maintenance dates well ahead of time; this means that they can make the necessary arrangements to accommodate the painting maintenance contractors working on and around their retirement living units during this period.

Scheduled upkeep also reduces maintenance costs in the long run, as it’s cheaper to maintain a building’s paintwork than it is to do a complete overhaul after an  extended period of wear and tear. Regular painting touch-ups to your building facilities also ensure that you stay compliant with retirement village health and safety regulations and standards.

Painting maintenance contractors understand that a ‘one size fits all’ approach to painting maintenance is not realistic

The contractor you choose to do your planned maintenance should have a few maintenance painting options available to suit your budget and facility’s unique upkeep needs. Higgins, for example, has a choice of four options: a Pay As You Go (PAYG) Maintenance Solution, Even Spread (ES) Maintenance Solution, Tailored Maintenance Solution and an Upkeep Maintenance Solution.

Both our PAYG and ES Maintenance Solutions provide clients with a newly painted facility in the first year of the contract and then with maintenance painting services spread over the next five years. The PAYG solution allows our clients to pay for our services upfront, while our ES solution spreads out payments across the six years.  

Our Tailored Maintenance Solution allows our clients to have their facilities painted when they need it most, while our Upkeep Maintenance Solution offers our clients a scheduled maintenance and cleaning plan for their facilities, which is evenly spread across the maintenance contract period. This Upkeep Maintenance Solution is a fairly inexpensive way for our clients to keep their properties in tip-top shape.

For more information on how to choose the best commercial painting company for your facility’s painting and planned maintenance needs, download our checklist.