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Spend to Save: The Long-Term Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

Nick Higgins |   July 12, 2016 at 10:29 AM


You don’t have to be an historian to know that the built-to-last industrial era of the 20th Century has been replaced by a century more focused on the quickest, easiest solution. Even when it comes to buildings and facilities.

As a building assets manager, you don’t need to subscribe to the culture of ‘quick-and-easy’ when it comes to your maintenance solutions. There’s a way for you to ensure the longevity of your maintenance projects. And the best part? A smart investment and strictly-followed project plan will end up saving you money in the long run. We’re talking about the future-focused solution of preventative maintenance in the commercial industry.

Designing commercial maintenance painting solutions for your business requires intricate knowledge of the facilities that you maintain as well as the products that you choose to use in maintaining them.

You will be faced with decisions as to whether to focus on individual elements of your maintenance projects and to employ the cheapest, fastest methods of maintaining them. Or, whether to treat your project as a living whole and make decisions that strategically ensure the longevity of the facilities for which you’re responsible.

Think of preventative maintenance as a strategic investment in your maintenance project, designed to ensure longevity and save you money.

At Higgins, we’ve spent years tailoring sustainable commercial maintenance painting solutions for our customers, and we know the ins-and-outs of how to treat your project as a living whole.

Here are some factors we’ve identified for employing effective preventative maintenance in your retirement village maintenance project: 

  • The condition of the village property

This is the primary factor that will determine what kind of maintenance plan you require for your retirement village. Properly assessing all areas requiring maintenance and prioritising them appropriately will help you to get a good sense of how and where to employ preventative maintenance measures.

  • The specific village maintenance needs

Each retirement village has its own specific maintenance needs that you should be acutely aware of. The size, original building materials used, age, types of fixtures and paint, as well as the location of the village are all important factors in determining what kind of maintenance plan you will use to make your village facilities last.

  • The payment plan best suited to your budget

We know that your budget is going to be a big determining factor in the type of maintenance plan you choose. While it’s ideal to be able to engage in one big project that takes care of all your maintenance needs – and pay it off at the same time – that’s probably not realistic. What’s more realistic is to prioritise your maintenance needs and pay them off in a well-structured plan suited to the village budget.

We understand that your maintenance project is going to contain elements of all the above factors and we’ve become sensitive in identifying and working with the specific needs of our customers.

We value preventative maintenance as a long-term investment in the upkeep of the facilities that we maintain. If you’re future-minded about your retirement village, then you should too. Choose from our preventative maintenance plans to help you treat your maintenance budget as a valued investment for the whole community.