If you’re a small-business owner who has just purchased or leased their first property, then congratulations! You’ve taken a big step towards a greater establishment of your business.
However, it doesn’t end there. If your commercial property does not look clean, presentable, and well maintained on the outside it can quickly tarnish your reputation. There is little point in decorating your interior if the exterior is not up to scratch.
Your building reflects your business, so it’s important to have a maintenance plan and stick with it.
Be proactive with your maintenance
Having a preventative plan is worth much more than a repair one. As property requires constant maintenance, it makes sense to prepare ahead. Not only will it save you money on big repair jobs down the track, but it’ll save you time and effort that you can funnel into growing your business.
You may have cleaning arranged for your interior, but your exterior grounds need attention too. Any pavement cracks, rusty hinges, squeaking doors, and cobwebs in corners instantly give a negative image. Prepare a plan to provide regular clean-ups and assessments of areas on your property with a high number of visitors, like the entry way.
This plan should also consider:
- any seasonal conditions like hot summer
- placement of nearby trees or shrubs that would shed leaves
- location of signage, disposal units, letter boxes, and carparks
One stop management
You can manage all your maintenance and gardening needs all in one go with services like our Property Services. Our team will work with you to create a comprehensive plan. We’ll provide constant maintenance, cleaning, and reports without any effort on your part.
Stay tuned for the next article when we discuss landscaping, gardening and risk management.
If you’re interested in what our Property Services can offer your business, call us at 1800 610 665, or contact Craig here or at 9375 4932.