Sunday, 9 December 2012

F & J Groundworks // Research

Property Maintenance

Property maintenance relates to the tickling of a property or building and may be a commercial venture through a property maintenance company or a home pastime for example day to day cleaning.

Commercial property maintenance may involve a number of companies and services including a property management company who may look after the entire estate of properties for one particular company. In turn, the management company would employ the services of one or more companies to provide the required property maintenance services.

The services which could be classed as property maintenance are wide ranging and could include many sectors of the maintenance industry such as maintaining wood finishing, air conditioning, plumbing, electrical wiring, roofing, locksmiths, boarding, glazing or refurbishment.

The retail industry, in particular, makes a high usage of property maintenance services, particularly reactive maintenance (also known as response maintenance) since their stores, and in particular flagship stores such as major city centre stores, require the highest standards of maintenance in order that customers continue to purchase goods. If the maintenance of the store is left to lapse then the retail chain often lose trade due to their image being degraded.


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