When you own a portfolio of properties, be it domestic or commercial, maintenance is unavoidable. Whilst many of us live by the ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ rule in our own lives, when it comes to an investment, it pays to take good care of it. Having a handle on planned preventative maintenance is a must-have for all property owners.
What is planned preventative maintenance?
Often shortened to PPM, planned preventative maintenance does what it says on the tin. This task is all about forward-thinking and involves creating a plan that highlights any elements of your property that require regular care and attention. For example, fences, walls, ceilings, and HVAC systems.
A comprehensive preventative plan should ensure your facilities management team are regularly carrying out specific tasks to ensure elements of your property are preserved. The idea behind PPM, as the name would suggest, is that maintenance takes place before something breaks and bigger issues occur. This might include jobs such as regular servicing on your air conditioning, for example.
Why is PPM so important?
The biggest advantage of a strong PPM plan is safety. Ignoring cracks in the walls or large water pools on your roof is doing nothing but putting the people who use your property in danger. Planned preventative maintenance will help you to avoid putting anyone in a treacherous situation.
Although there are initial costs involved in planned preventative maintenance, in the long run, this solution is incredibly cost-effective. As we mentioned earlier, PPM is all about tackling a potential issue before it becomes one. Wrapping your pipes in the winter might seem like a waste of time but you’ll have wished you had if these became frozen and burst. This is a far more expensive issue to fix than simply taking better care of them in the first instance.
Lastly, PPM will help you to reduce the risk of unexpected breakages or multiple issues hitting all at once. Ultimately, this will help your facilities team to keep on top of things, minimising any disruption.
How we can help
Here at Munday + Cramer, we provide a variety of facilities management solutions. From consultancy right down to implementation, we can help you to take care of your portfolio. Our specialists cover everything from commercial properties and schools, right through to domestic housing.
With the help of our CAFM system, experienced specialists, and 24/7 helpdesk, we are able to provide a comprehensive FM solution to all of our clients. What’s more, we place transparency above all else. This allows our customers to have complete confidence in what we do.
Alongside facilities management, M + C is also home to departments specialising in other areas across the property industry. These include:
- Project management
- Bid writing
Interested in hearing more about how we can help you with planned preventative maintenance? You can reach our facilities management experts by calling us on 01245 326 200 or click here for more ways to get in touch!