At time of construction completion, every owner is provided a series of closeout documents including written warranties, and operations and maintenance manuals for newly installed equipment and systems. These commissioned systems are expected to be delivered in working and optimal condition for the building to maintain its performance as designed. Once occupied degrading building performance occurs over normal wear and tear, improper or poor maintenance, and deterioration from weather.
Buildings need planned preventative maintenance to maintain optimal performance levels, operating conditions, safety, and economy. To prevent deterioration and avoid major issues, a facilities maintenance company should be hired to manage the ongoing routine and responsive maintenance of your building. In reality, maintenance is only a small part of the total property management strategy. Other key components include housekeeping, energy management, and landscaping management.