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Advice on Building Maintenance & Repair

Author: Aj James
by Aj James
Posted: Nov 30, 2020
building maintenance

Building maintenance & repair is one of the most important things that we can not neglect. But people are always asking why do we need building maintenance and repair and why do we help with that?

Like it or not, all buildings need a degree of maintenance; regular checks, inspections, or assessments of building condition, and work necessary to maintain the building's fabric in good condition so that it will perform as expected. Good maintenance is cost-effective, decreases the risk of more expensive damage later on, and preserves the value of the building. The inadequate building or house maintenance can result in deterioration and damage that affects not only the appearance or efficiency of the building but also the inhabitants and the health and safety of the building.

First of all, we need to generate a report that contains all the possible defects and conditions assessment in the buildings in each component. To examine the building or house, a preliminary review must be carried out and findings must be recorded.

There are five basic steps that will be used in the preliminary inspection and observation:1. Climate of the surroundings2. Location of the building/house3. Building type and change in use4. Age of the building5. Physical inspection of the building components

There are a number of approaches to building maintenance and the following are the most commons types of building maintenance:

  1. Cyclical MaintenanceWorks carried out on a normal, negotiated schedule at fixed intervals; for example, exterior decoration and small renovations every five years.
  2. Planned MaintenanceDesigned works for the repairing or replacement of specific construction elements; for example, the installation of a roof covering or the renovation of a lift.
  3. Planned Preventative MaintenanceGenerally speaking, repair work is reactive or proactive. Reactive maintenance is work to fix the damage that has already happened, such as restoring or removing a leaking roof cover.

Anticipated proactive maintenance anticipates potential loss, knowing that an aspect is at or near the end of its usable life so that replacement or reconstruction can be completed before failure. This increases cost management and decreases total costs, for example, regular roof inspection ensures that future cracks can be repaired before they become serious – eliminating extra costs due to water damage, such as plastering and re-decoration.

As part of the building maintenance and repair job, contractors is usually producing scheduled maintenance plans that set out the main elements of the building, comment on its condition and life expectancy, and estimated costs for potential activities in the coming years.

  1. Repair or renewalRepair often requires an aspect of renewal, even though it is of a subordinate component. At some point, the reconstruction of the whole becomes more cost-effective than the ongoing renovation of defective sections.
  2. Refurbishment & RestorationRefurbishment of a building is a method of improvement which could well follow repair and maintenance. Refurbishment work usually includes the renovation and upgrading of services and the retrofitting of insulation and ventilation to get it closer to modern requirements. Restoration works are planned to return the building or building element to its former state. Restoration practice is closely related to the restoration of buildings.
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