THE 4 TYPES OF MAINTENANCE
1. Routine Maintenance - “Consistency is key”. Without consistent and routine maintenance, small problems become big ones and damages can occur. There are several jobs that should be completed around the property Fortnightly, Monthly and Yearly including things like gutter and solar panel cleaning.
2. Preventative Maintenance - These are often the things that can go unthought of. The small leak under the sink that can result in mould or the air filters that can lead to blockage if not changed. Its best to fix these small jobs before they become a larger problem.
3. Corrective Maintenance - “The Break- Fix”. You never plan for things to break, but when they do it is often a costly issue. This is why proper Routine and Preventative Maintenance are so important. Most often, these issues need to be fixed quickly and efficiently.
4. Cosmetic Maintenance - Improving the astatic of the home is not only good for your enjoyment of the home but can also add value visually. Maintenance such as painting, plastering, landscaping all lead to provide a visual enhancement without having to do structural changes.
AVOIDING ADDITIONAL COSTS
Ensuring issues are fixed early can save you time and money in the long run. But one the best ways to prevent issues is to follow a maintenance schedule.
For example it is estimated that in Australia, "1 in 3 homes currently have minor water damage" Catching the minor issues early can save you thousands of dollars later. Be aware, and take care of your home on a regular basis so that your house is a home, not a money drain.
Contact us today to discuss how we can help. Or visit our store to view our promotional maintenance services available.
It can be hard to work out who you need to hire to get a job done when there are so many trades and different services available. The best way to know whether you require a builder or a handyman, is to understand what each one does.
What is a builder?
A builder is someone that has a high level of education and training that not only needs to complete the task but also know all the legalities and regulations required in doing so.
Builders are who you would use for large projects like renovating or building a home/ property.
Building is a specialised field that requires a high level of education, experience and training. Builders need to know all legalities, regulations, zoning regulations, local codes as well as being able to project manage other trades in a timely matter. A builder is who you need if you’re looking to do a large project such as building a new home, doing a major renovation or building an extension.
When hiring a builder, it’s crucial to do your research and check their licenses, qualifications, references and experience is all in order. They also need to have the appropriate insurances in place to cover loss or damage.
What is a handyman?
Basically, a handyman is a person who is “handy” or “skillful” with his or her hands and is easily available to perform common household projects, repairs, installations, and maintenance. These are mostly jobs that require skill, but not necessarily a qualification to perform. Handymen have a variety of skills and are usually available without much notice.
You might need to have a hole plastered up, tv mounted, new door installed and a bedroom painted, all of these tasks can be performed by the one person, in a short space of time at short notice, instead of hiring multiple tradespeople to do the different jobs.
Not only can this sometimes be cheaper, it can save a lot of time!
What kind of jobs does a handyman do?
The following are some examples of jobs that a handyman is qualified to do:
5 Reasons you should have solar on your property:
Solar power can provide electricity for your property. It is the cleanest, most abundant and renewable resource that can power your property whilst being cost-effective. Using Solar will not only benefit you and your property, but also help preserve our beautiful earth for the next generations to come.
Clean solar panels can make a massive difference especially in winter when the sun is not as much in our favour. With the flat angle that they are positioned, they are extremely prone to bird droppings, as well as dust and grime that rain unfortunately does not wash off!
Imagine note cleaning your windscreen for over 6 months and trying to be able to drive around still.
We have seen increases of solar efficiency of up to 50% on commercial sites and 20% through residential homes